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“I pray that I will not fall over the edge” What is Left of Faith after Dementia?

KEVERN, Peter (2013) “I pray that I will not fall over the edge” What is Left of Faith after Dementia? Practical Theology, 4 (3). pp. 283-294. ISSN 1756-073X

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Although there have been studies of the importance of “spirituality” for people with dementia, and studies of religious coping among their carers, there is very little research on the ways in which Christians with dementia themselves reflect theologically on their condition. This article collates and examines the fragments of theology recorded from people with dementia. It goes on to argue that some ways of reflecting theologically on dementia may be more useful to sufferers than others, and makes the case for theological reflection to be part of an early-intervention strategy for Christians showing signs of the onset of dementia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alzheimer’s; dementia; religious coping.
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C800 Psychology
L900 Others in Social studies
V600 Theology and Religious studies
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Social Work, Allied and Public Health
Depositing User: Peter KEVERN
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 14:27
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2013 14:25
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1631

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