A diagnosis of dementia in a loved one can be both frightening and frustrating. Drawing on years of professional experience working with Alzheimer's patients, Dr. John Dunlop provides a biblical understanding for how we think about dementia. Rooting his vision of care in the inherent dignity that comes from people being created in the image of God, he explains biblical principles, describes the experience of dementia, and answers common questions about the condition.
With a plan for how to care for patients with compassion and respect, this book helps caregivers, family members and anyone else affected by dementia honor God as they improve the quality of care to patients.
"... Decades of experience as a geriatrician and a devout Christian combine to help other believers think through dementia - what it means, how to trust God when you see its onset... and, yes, how God glorifies himself and brings strength to his people precisely in the midst of such horrendous, ravaging illness."?
- D.A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School