1. Loving Through Dementia, The Dementia Ministry at Due West UMC with Sheila Welch - Caregiver Spotlight Elizabeth Miller 58:29

Sheila Welch is a dementia family advocate and educator. For over 12 years, Sheila has been the Developer/Coordinator of Loving Through Dementia: a free, all volunteer ministry that offers help, hope, inspiration and dementia education to families facing dementia; and provides resources and guidance for churches of all faiths, all communities, and all individuals who seek to better serve these families. Sheila’s family has lost eight family members to Alzheimer’s. Her husband, who has led this ministry with her for over twelve years, was diagnosed a year and a half ago with Parkinson’s dementia. Her own family’s journey, along with the journeys of the families she serves inspire her work today.

In this episode, we chat about loving someone through dementia, setting yourself up for a successful caregiving journey, how a faith community ministry could be started in your area, and how to give yourself grace.

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