Dementia and Spirituality- Resources

  1. 49 ways to provide spiritual care when there is no chaplain. Koepke, D.
    Anaheim, CA: Center for Spirituality and Aging, 2002. Healthcare professional: licensed professional pastors. Tuscaloosa, AL:, 2008.
  2. A vow to cherish.  Minneapolis, MN: World Wide Pictures, Inc., 1999. Alternative solutions in long term care – spirituality. Sparta, NJ: Alternative Solutions. A comprehensive collection of spirituality links to organizations providing resources and services for health care professionals and care givers, recreation therapists, activity directors, social workers, and creative arts specialists.
  3. Alzheimer’s and spirituality.  Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin College, 2003.
    A professor and his students interview families of persons with Alzheimer’s to study the relationship between dementia and spirituality. Notable are the findings about receiving communion and the regression in age to a child-like faith.
  4. Alzheimer’s and spirituality. Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin College, 2003.
    A professor and his students study changes in the spiritual experience of persons with dementia, including the opportunity to take communion.
  5. Alzheimer’s Association. (2006). African – American Clergy Guide [Brochure]. Author. Retrieved July 18, 2013, from
  6. Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. IN: Koenig, H.G.; Weaver, A.J. Counseling troubled older adults: a handbook for pastors and religious caregivers, pp. 107-144. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1997.
  7. Alzheimer’s disease: spirituality can be comforting  Rochester, MN: Mayo Clinic, 2007.
    A Web page highlighting the significance of rituals, caring for the caregiver, and the forms of spirituality.
  8. Ark, PD; Hull, PC.; Husaini, B.A.; et al. Religiosity, religious coping styles, and health service use: racial differences among elderly women. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Aug 2006; vol. 32(8), pp. 20-29. Quiz 30-31. Abstract:
  9. 10. Barclay, A. Psalm 88: living with Alzheimer’s. Journal of Religion, Disability & Health. Jan-Mar 2012; vol. 16 (1), pp. 88-101.Abstract:
  10. Barton, J. Vital connections in long-term care: spiritual resources for staff and residents.Baltimore, MD: Health Professions Press, 2003.
  11. Based on the book by Deborah Raney, this made-for-television program explores the struggles between faith and marital commitment through a couple affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
  12. Batz, J. How do we know what they know? – decision to withhold communion from Alzheimer’s patients questioned. National Catholic Reporter (online). Jan 31, 1997. Full-text:
  13. Beuscher, L; Beck, C. A literature review of spirituality in coping with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Mar 2008; vol. 17(5a), pp. 88- 97. Abstract:
  14.  Bock, CN. Finding joy in adversity: the Alzheimer’s disease challenge. Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing, 2006.
  15. Bouchard, E; Schindel-Martin, L; Beaman, A. Communication in spiritual care among people with dementia. IN: Meier, A; O’Connor, T.; VanKatwyk, P.L. Spirituality and health: multidisciplinary explorations, pp. 105-121.Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2005.
  16. Buddhist and Native American Spirituality and Aging. Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging. 2013, vol. 25(1), pp. 1-66. Special issue.
  17. Burchett, HE. Last light: staying true through the darkness of Alzheimer’s. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress Publishing Group, 2002.
  18. Callaghan, DM. The influence of growth on spiritual self-care agency in an older adult population. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Sep 2006; vol. 32(9), pp. 43-51. Abstract:
  19. Campbell, J. A chaplain’s pastoral care activity book for persons with severe communication disorders.Radium Springs, NM: Geriatric Resources, Inc., 1998.
  20. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s: an emotional journey.  Brester, MA: Paraclete Video Productions, 2012
  21. Carol, J; Farran, K; Lowe, G; et al. Finding meaning in caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease: African American and white caregivers’ perspectives. IN: Exploring existential meaning: optimizing human development across the life span. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2000. ISBN: 0761909931.
  22. Carr, TJ; Hicks-Moore, S; Montgomery, P. What’s so big about the ‘little things’: a phenomenological inquiry into the meaning of spiritual care in dementia. Dementia. Aug 2011; vol. 10 (3), pp. 399-414.  Abstract: ss=1
  23. Center for spirituality and aging.  Anaheim, CA.  “Provides education and advocacy about spirituality and ethics as they are experienced in the aging process within both faith and long-term care communities.”
  24. Ceramidas, DM. Faith-based cognitive behavioral therapy: easing depression in the elderly with cognitive decline. Journal of Christian Nursing. Jan-Mar 2012; vol. 29 (1), pp. 42-48.  Abstract:
  25. Coin, A, Perissinotto, E; Najjar, M; et al. Does religiosity protect against cognitive and behavioral decline in Alzheimer’s dementia. Current Alzheimer Research. Aug 2010; vol 7(5), pp. 445-452.  Abstract:
  26.  David, JA. Set me adrift in the sea of faith: the faith renewing story of an Alzheimer patient’s daughter. Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, 2007.
  27. DeGidio, S. Prayer services for the elderly. Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 1996. Green-Field Library Call No.: BV 169 D317 1996
  28. Education links on faith & health – Duke Center for Spirituality Theology and Health.Durham, NC: Duke University.
  29. Ennis, EM; Kazer, MW. The role of spiritual nursing interventions on improved outcomes in older adults with dementia. Holistic Nursing Practice. Mar 2013; vol. 27(2), pp. 106-113.  Abstract:
  30. Ewing, WA. Land of forgetfulness: dementia care as spiritual formation. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 2005; vol. 45(3), pp. 301-311.  Abstract:
  31. Ewing, WA. Tears in God’s bottle: reflections on Alzheimer’s caregiving. Tucson, AZ: Whitestone Circle Press, 1999.
  32. Farran, CJ.; Paun, O; Elliott, MH. Spirituality in multicultural caregivers of persons with dementia. Dementia. Oct 2003; vol. 2(3), pp. 353-377. Abstract:
  33. Forrest, DA; Richmond, C. Symphony of spirits: encounters with the spiritual dimensions of Alzheimer’s. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
  34. Gataric, G; Kinsel, B; Currie, BG; et al. Reflections on the under-researched topic of grief in persons with dementia: a report from a symposium on grief and dementia. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Dec 2010; vol. 27(8), pp. 567-574. Abstract:
  35. Grollman, EA. Spirituality and Alzheimer’s disease. IN: Living with grief: Alzheimer’s disease, pp. 213-223.  Washington, DC: Hospice Foundation of America, 2004.
  36. Grollman, EA. The Alzheimer’s patient. IN: Gilbert, R.B. Health care & spirituality: listening, assessing, caring, 203-210.  Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Co., 2002.
  37. Gwyther, L. You are one of us: successful clergy/church connections to Alzheimer’s families.Durham, NC: Duke University Medical Center, 1995.
  38. Gwyther, LP. Spirituality and caring for older family members. Southern Medical Journal. Oct 1, 2006; vol. 99(10), pp. 1106-1107.  Full-text:
  39. Hager, J. W. (1999, August 01). Providing a Pastoral, Caring Ministry to People suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Retrieved July 18, 2013, from
  40. Hall, ET. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease: Christian perspective. New York, NY: Haworth Pastoral Press, 2000.
  41. Hebert, RS.; Dang, Q.; Schulz, R. Religious beliefs and practices are associated with better mental health in family caregivers of patients with dementia: findings from the REACH study. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Apr 2007; vol. 15(4), pp. 292-300. Full-text:
  42. Hebert, RS.; Weinstein, L.M.; Schulz, M.; et al. Religion, spirituality and the well- being of informal caregivers: a review, critique, and research prospectus. Aging & Mental Health. Sep 2006; vol. 10(5), pp. 497-520.  Full-text: hebertweinsteinmartireschulz06.pdf
  43. Hegde, R; Bell, D; Cole, P. The Jehovah’s Witness and dementia: who or what defines ‘best interests.’? Anaesthesia. Aug 2006; vol. 61(8), pp. 802-806. Abstract:
  44. Higgins, P. Bringing spiritual light into dementia care. Journal of Dementia Care. Mar-Apr 2005; vol. 13(2), pp. 10-11.
  45. Higgins, P. Spiritual and religious needs of people with dementia. Nov 2011; vol. 61(4), pp. 24-29. Catholic Medical Quarterly: Journal of the Catholic Medical Association.
  46. Hinton, L; NhaUyen, J; Tran, C; et al. Religious and spiritual dimensions of the Vietnamese dementia caregiving experience. Hallym International Journal of Aging HIJA. Jan 2008; vol. 10(2), pp. 139-160.  Full-text:
  47. Hobilitzelle, OA. Ten thousand joys & ten thousand sorrows: a couple’s journey through Alzheimer’s. Los Angeles, CA: Tarcher, 2010
  48. Hudson, R. Disabled or enabled: ethical and theological issues for dementia care. IN: MacKinlay, E. Ageing, disability and spirituality: addressing the challenge of disability in later life, pp 81–93.  New York, NY: Jessica Kingsley, 2008.
  49. Jewell, A. (ed). Spirituality and personhood in dementia. New York: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011.
  50. Jewell, A. Ageing, spirituality, and well-being. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.
  51. Johnson, GE.; Johnson, RH. Implicit and explicit memory: implications for the pastoral care of persons with dementia. Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging. 2007; vol. 19(3), pp. 43-53.
  52. Jolley, D; Benbow, SM; Grizzell, M; et al. Spirituality and faith in dementia. Dementia. Aug 2010; vol. 9(3), pp. pp. 311-325.Full-text:
  53. 54. Joltin, A; Noble, BH. Prayer activity. IN: A different visit: activities for caregivers and their loved ones with memory impairments, pp. 57-58. Beachwood, OH: Myers Research Institute, Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, 2005.
  54. Jotkowitz, A.B,; Clarfield, A.M.; Glick, S. The care of patients with dementia: a modern Jewish ethical perspective. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. May 2005; 53(5), pp. 881-884.                             Abstract:
  55. Journal of Kosberg, JL, Kaufman, AV, Burgio, LD; et al. Family caregiving to those with dementia in rural Alabama: racial similarities and differences. Journal of Aging and Health. Feb 2007; vol. 19(1), pp. 3-21.  Abstract:
  56. Katsuno, T. Personal spirituality of persons with early-stage dementia: is it related to perceived quality of life? Dementia. Oct 2003; vol. 2(3), pp. 315-335. Abstract:
  57. Kaufman, Y; Anaki, D; Binns, M; et al. Cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease: impact of spirituality, religiosity, and QOL. Neurology. May 1, 2007; vol. 68(18), pp. 1509-1514.
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  59. Killick, J. Helping the flame to stay bright: celebrating the spiritual in dementia. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging. 2006; vol. 18(2-3), pp. 73-78. Abstract:
  60. Kirshblum, A. Spirituality programming for people with dementia. Jewish Aging. Spr 2007; vol. 1(1), pp. 37-43.
  61. Koenig, TL. Caregivers’ use of spirituality in ethical decision-making. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 2005; vol. 45(1-2), pp. 155-172.  Abstract:
  62. Kunin, J. Withholding artificial feeding from the severely demented: merciful or immoral? Contrasts between secular and Jewish perspectives. Journal of Medical Ethics. Aug 2003; vol. 29(4), pp. 208-212.  Full-text:
  63. Kunz, R. You have not forgotten us: towards a disability-accessible church and society [dementia specific article]. Journal of Religion, Disability & Health. Jan- Mar 2011; vol. 15(1), pp. 20-33.  Abstract:
  64. Lawrence, RM. Aspects of spirituality in dementia care: when clinicians tune into silence. Dementia. Oct 2003; vol. 2(3), pp. 393-402.  Abstract:
  65. LeBlanc, AJ.; Driscoll, AK.; Pearlin, LI. Religiosity and the expansion of caregiver stress. Aging & Mental Health. Sep 2004; vol. 8(5), pp. 410-421. Abstract:
  66. Lindberg, DA. Integrative review of research related to meditation, spirituality, and the elderly. Geriatric Nursing. Nov-Dec 2005; vol. 26(6), pp. 372-377. Abstract:
  67. LoboPrabhu, S; Molinari, V; Arlinghaus, K; et al. Spouses of patients with dementia: how do they stay together ‘till death do us part”? Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 2005; vol. 44(3-4), pp. 161-174. Abstract:
  68. LoboPrabhu, S; Molinari, V.; Arlinghaus, K.; et al. Spouses of patients with dementia: how do they stay together “till death do us part”? Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 2005, vol. 44(304), 161-174.  Abstract:
  69.  Lopez, J; Romero-Moreno, R; Marquez-Gonzalez, M. et al. Spirituality and self- efficacy in dementia family caregiving: trust in God and in yourself. International Psychogeriatrics. Dec 2012; vol. 24(12), pp. 1943-1952.  Abstract: 933
  70. Lowis, MJ.; Edwards, A.C.; Roe, C.A.; et al. The role of religion in mediating the transition to residential care. Journal of Aging Studies. Sep 2005; vol. 19(3), pp. 349-362.  Abstract:
  71. MacKinlay, E; Ellor, JW; Pickard, SK. Aging, spirituality, and pastoral care: a multi-national perspective.Binghamton, NY: Haworth Pastoral Press, 2001. ISBN: 0789016680.
  72. MacKinlay, E. Mental health and spirituality in later life: pastoral approaches. Journal of Religious Gerontology. 2002; vol. 13(3-4), pp. 129-147.  Full-text:
  73. MacKinlay, E.; McFadden, S.H. Ways of studying religion, spirituality, and aging: the social scientific approach. Journal of Religious Gerontology. 2004; vol. 16(3- 4), pp. 75-90. “Describes the author’s study of spiritual reminiscence in small groups for people with dementia to show one way in which several research methods may be used in combination to strengthen the research findings.” Abstract:
  74. MacKinley, E. (ed.). Spirituality of later life: on humor and despair. Binghamton, NY: Hawthorne Pastoral Press, 2004. ISBN: 0789027313. Contains an essay describing a pastoral care program for older adults with little or no ability to speak.
  75. Manson, D. Book of worship: hymns, liturgies, psalms. Dubuque, IA: Luther Manor, 1993.
  76. Manson, D. Large print book of worship II: hymns, liturgies, psalms, bible stories. Dubuque, IA: Luther Manor, 1997.
  77. McFadden, SH.; Brennan, M; Patrick, JH. (eds.). New directions in the study of late life religiousness and spirituality.  Binghamton, NY: Haworth Pastoral Press, 2003.
  78. McKim, D. God never forgets: faith, hope, and Alzheimer’s disease. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1997.  Green-Field Library Call No.: BL 625.9 M216 1997
  79. McLeod, BW. And thou shalt honor: the caregiver’s companion. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2002.
  80. McLeod, BW. Care giving: the spiritual journey of love, loss, and renewal. New York, NY: J. Wiley & Sons, 2000.
  81. Molzahn, AE. Spirituality in later life: effect on quality of life. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Jan 2007; vol. 33(1), pp. 32-39.  Abstract:
  82. Moody, HR. Religion, spirituality, and aging: a social work perspective. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Social Work Practice Press, 2005.
  83. Mooney, SF. A ministry of memory: spiritual care for the older adult with dementia. Care Management Journals. Fall 2004; vol. 5(3), pp. 183-187. Abstract:
  84. Morano, CL.; King, D. Religiosity as a mediator of caregiver well-being: does ethnicity make a difference? Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 2005; vol. 45(1-2), pp. 69-84.  Abstract:
  85. Murphey, CB. My parents, my children: spiritual help for caregivers. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Know Press, 2000.
  86. Nelson-Becker, H.; Nakashima, M.C.; Edward, R. Spiritual assessment in aging: a framework for clinicians. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 2007, vol. 48(3-4), pp. 331-334.  Abstract:
  87. Otwell, P. Guide to ministering to Alzheimer’s patients and their families. Florence, KY: Routledge, 2008.
  88. Outreach to faith communities kit. Kensington, MD: National Family Caregiver’s Association, [?].  Three downloadable faith services (Interfaith, Lutheran, and Catholic) to use for worship with caregivers.
  89. Padmaprabha, D; Sperlinger, DJ; Boddington, S. The lived experience of spirituality and dementia in older people living with mild to moderate. Dementia . Feb 2012; vol. 11(1), pp. 75-94 Abstract: http://intl-
  90. Pastoral care for the Alzheimer victim and family caregiver.  Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama, Center for Public Television, 1997. 2 videocassettes (52 min.) Based on the premise that Alzheimer’s devastates the mind but not the soul, this program is a guide for ministers and members of church congregations who advise and care for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
  91.  Pearce, N. Inside Alzheimer’s disease: how to hear and honor connections with a person who has dementia.  Nashbille, TN: Forrason Press, 2007.
  92. Post, S.G. Alzheimer’s & grace. First Things. Apr 2004; vol. 142, pp. 12-14. Full-text: -43#
  93.  Post, SG.; Whitehouse, P.J. Spirituality, religion, and Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy. 1999; vol. 8(1-2), pp. 45-57.  Abstract:
  94. Pray with me still: rosary meditations and spiritual support for persons with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, and loved ones.  Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2006.
  95. Providing a pastoral, caring ministry to people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Hager, J.W. Hazelton, PA: Lutheran Services Northeast, Hazelton, 1999. Presents a theological basis for the spiritual care of persons with Alzheimer’s, and practical advice on conducting home visits and worship services by stages of the disease.
  96. Reaching out to the spiritual nature of persons with dementia. Waco, TX: Department of Gerontology, Baylor University, 2008.  A paper presented at the 2008 annual meeting of National Council on Aging and The American Society on Aging. Includes recommended order of worship, scripture and hymns for Protestant congregations, and a link to a worship bulletin provided for an interfaith service for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
  97. Rihner, B. Angel hike: an answer to prayer about Alzheimer’s disease. (a novel) Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, 2007.
  98. Roberts, JD. Caring for those with Alzheimer’s: a pastoral approach. Staten Island, NY: Alba House, 1991.
  99. Robinson, S. Spirituality, ethics and care.  New York, NY: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007
  100. Roche, L. Coping with caring: daily reflections for Alzheimer caregivers. Forest Knolls, CA: Elder Books, 1996.
  101. Samples, P. Comfort and be comforted: reflections for caregivers. Chicago, IL: ACTA, 2001.
  102. Sanborne, EL. Praying with those who might forget: pastoral considerations with memory impairment. Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling. Fall 2008; vol. 62(3), pp. 207-217.  Full-text:
  103. Scott, P. S. (n.d.). Non-traditional therapies to help someone with Alzheimer’s. Caring.Com. Retrieved July 18, 2013, from
  104. Shamy, E. Guide to the spiritual dimension of care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias: more than body, brain, and breath. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003.
  105. Shamy, E. Guide to the spiritual dimension of care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia: more than body, brain, and breath. New York, NY: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003.
  106. Simpsom, R. Through the wilderness of Alzheimer’s disease: a guide in two voices.  Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Press, 1999.
  107. Snyder, L. Satisfaction and challenges in spiritual faith and practice for persons with dementia. Dementia. Oct 2003; vol. 2(3), pp. 299-313.  Abstract:
  108. Spiritual caregiving. Gaining release: healing hands and labyrinths. Guarneri, M.; King, R. Southport, CT: Caregiver’s Home Companion, 2007. Spiritual traditions and aging.
  109. Spirituality – shared hope in the world of dementia.
  110. Lincoln, NE: Alzheimer’s Association Lincoln/Greater Nebraska Chapter, 2001. 1 videocassette (175 min.)
  111. Spirituality and dementia. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice. Oct 2003; vol. 2(3), pp. 1-448.
  112. This special journal issue explores the topic of dementia, religion, and spirituality from the perspectives of the patient, family caregiver, and clinician.
  113. Spirituality and nursing. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Jul 2006; vol. 15(7), pp. 801-930. This special issue examines spirituality as it relates to the field of nursing.
  114. Spurlock, WR. Spiritual well-being and caregiver burden in Alzheimer’s caregivers. Geriatric Nursing. May-Jun 2005; vol. 26(3), pp. 154-161. Full-text: 05.pdf
  115. Stolley, JM.; Buckwalter, K.C.; Koenig, H.G. Prayer and religious coping for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. May-Jun 1999; vol. 14(3), pp. 181-191. Full-text:
  116. Stolley, JM.; Cholan, J. Professional sensitivity to religion-spirituality among male caregivers. IN: Kramer, B.J.; Thompson, E.H. Men as caregivers: theory, research, and service implications, pp 317-336.
  117. Strecker, TR. Alzheimer’s: making sense of suffering. Lafayette, LA: Vital Issues Press, 1997.
  118. Stuckey, JC. Faith, aging, and dementia: experiences of Christian, Jewish, and non-religious spousal caregivers and older adults. Dementia. Oct 2003; vol. 2(3), pp. 337-352.  Full-text:
  119. Theil, MM. Geriatric-focused CPE as a tool in seminary training. Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging. 2011; vol.23 (1/2), pp. 128-138.  Abstract:
  120. This web page contains a handout on pastoral care and dementia and Just the Facts for Pastors.
  121. Thompkins, C; Sorrell, JM. Older adults with Alzheimer’s disease in a faith community. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. Jan 2008; vol. 46(1), pp. 22-25.  Abstract:
  122. Three experts, Mary Ellen Geist, Kenneth Doka, and Joanne Koenig Coste discus grieving and losses in their lives and yours, what it feels like when your love no longer helps, feelings of failure and guilt, handling frustration and anger, caring for yourself, and courage and sacrifice in Alzheimer caregiving. 1 DVD (50 min.)
  123. Trevitt, C; MacKinlay, E. “I am just an ordinary person…”: spiritual reminiscence in older people with memory loss. Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging. 2006; vol. 18(2-3), pp. 79-91.  Abstract:
  124. Trevitt, C; MacKinlay, E. “Just because I can’t remember…”: religiousness in older people with dementia. Journal of Religious Gerontology. 2004; vol. 16(3- 4), pp. 109-121.  Abstract: full&object_id=5130&local_base=GEN01-CSU01
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  126. Urgesi, C; Aglioti SM; Skrap, M; et al. The spiritual brain: selective cortical lesions modulate human self-transcendence. Neuron. Feb 11, 2010; vol. 65(3), 309-319.  Full-text:
  127. Vance, D. E. (2004). Procedural and emotional religious activity therapy: connecting cognition and affective aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease. Activities, Adaptation and Aging, 29(1), 27-45
  128. Vance, DE. Procedural and emotional religious activity therapy: connecting cognition and affective aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Activities, Adaptation, and Aging. 2004; vol. 29(1), pp. 27-45.  Abstract:
  129. Vance, DE. Spiritual activities for adults with Alzheimer’s disease: the cognitive components of dementia and religion. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging. 2005; vol. 17(1-2), pp. 109-130.[Simultaneously published IN: Brennan, M.; Heiser, D. Spiritual assessment and intervention with older adults: current directions and applications, pp. 109-130. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005. Abstract:
  130. VandeCreek, L. Spiritual care for persons with dementia: fundamentals for pastoral practice. New York, NY: Haworth Pastoral Press, 1999.
  131. Watson, NM. Spiritual nurturance and the support for nursing home residents with dementia. Dementia. Feb 2011; vol. 10(1), pp. 59-80.  Abstract:
  132. Wilks, DE.; Vonk, ME. Private prayer among Alzheimer’s disease caregivers: mediating burden and resiliency. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 2008; vol. 50(3-4), pp. 113-131.  Abstract:
  133. Wilks, SE.; Vonk, ME. Private prayer among Alzheimer’s caregivers: mediating burden and resiliency. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 2008; vol. 50(3- 4), pp. 113-131.  Abstract:
  134. Worship and people with dementia.  Derby, UK: Methodist Homes for the Aged
  135. Worship for people with dementia Glasgow, Scotland: Iona Community is a foundation based on a philosophy to care for older people within a Christian context.
  136. You’re not alone: coping with the death of a spouse. Sherborn, MA: Aquarius Healthcare Videos, 1996. 1 videocassette (38 min.)
  137. Stuckey, J. C., Post, S. G., Ollerton, S., FallCreek, S. J., & Whitehouse, P. J. (2002). Alzheimer’s Disease, Religion, and the Ethics of Respect for Spirituality A Community Dialogue. Alzheimer’s Care Today, 3(3), 199-207.
  138. Johnstone, Brick, and Bret A. Glass. “Support for a neuropsychological model of spirituality in persons with traumatic brain injury.” Zygon® 43.4 (2008): 861-874.
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