A spiritual journey into the I-Thou relationship: A personal reflection on living with Dementia

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Abstract

This article is a personal reflection of the author’s spiritual journey after diagnosis with dementia. It draws on biblical texts to illustrate moments of trauma, then adjustment, and finally joy. The article concludes with a reflection on the experience of dementia as being “transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Rom.12:8). It suggests an approach in which the increasing disability caused by dementia may be regarded as “walking in the cool of the day” with God in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3:8).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-14
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging
Volume28
Issue number1-2
Early online date17 Aug 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2016

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