Dementia-A Spiritual Journey Towards the Divine: A Personal View of Dementia

Christine Bryden, Elizabeth MacKinlay

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This chapter presents a moving account of one woman's journey into fronto-temporal dementia. Bryden grapples with the difficult issues of loss of self and relationship with God. She examines the significance of memory in the Christian journey, and finally, she proposes ways for relating to her as she moves further into dementia. The strategies suggested uphold her as a fellow member of the Body of Christ, where others may become her memory, and where she can still be nurtured through the love of others and feel God's love through them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging
Issue number3/4
Early online date2003
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2008


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