Inside Out: Grace for Dementia Caregivers

03.14.18 | Martha Manikas-Foster

More than five and a half million Americans live with Alzheimer’s Disease.  

As the population ages, the number of people with all forms of dementia will increase, and more of us will take on the responsibility of caregiving. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can be lonely--and physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausting.  

“Nobody sees this coming,” says Deborah Barr. “Nobody would choose it. Nobody would sign up for it. It’s always a surprise and not the best surprise. So, it takes a decision to lean on God to walk this journey.” 

Deborah Barr is health care education specialist, Alzheimer’s Association volunteer, and an author. Her newest book is titled Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer’s and other Dementia Caregivers.  

In this podcast she and I talk about the progression from care partnering to caregiving, how the responsibilities change, and how the caregiver can find refreshment and joy along the way.  

Click on the LISTEN or DOWNLOAD icon above to join us for a very practical 17-minute conversation about what caregivers need, and how friends and churches can support them.  

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Learn more about her book Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer’s and other Dementia Caregivers.

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