Between remembering and forgetting:
the spiritual dimensions of dementia

Valuing Age: Mission and Ministry among Older Peopleby James Woodward
Continuum Publishing Corporation 2010
ISBN 978-1-4411-3114-0

A much-needed resource for reflection on the spiritual
dimension of dementia, Between Remembering and Forgetting
brings together contributions from distinguished and
experienced practitioners in the front line of dementia research
and care to explore the practical implications for Churches and
other faith groups, as well as for individual carers.

Reviews of Between remembering and forgetting

‘Between Remembering and Forgetting almost made me weep. It is a clarion call to everyone concerned to recognise that people with dementia, from its mildest to its most severe forms, can still communicate, still have spiritual longings, and that we can reach them, with our imagination and their help. Everyone who looks after, or is concerned with policy around the care for, people with dementia needs to read these glorious and humbling essays and learn from them.’

Rabbi the Rt Hon the Baroness Neuberger

‘As we enjoy longer life expectancy, dementia becomes an increasingly significant and fearful challenge to the quality of our life. This collection of essays invites us to consider dementia from a variety of perspectives. It is a clear and compassionate plea for us to work together to improve our thinking and action.’

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Professor of Palliative Medicine
and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dying Well

‘I am grateful for this accessible, informative and educative book, and for its challenging, encouraging and humane tone. At its heart is the insistent call that we affirm the dignity of every “person” suffering dementia. It helps us to explore in depth the nature, the content and the context of good care. I hope it will be widely read.’

The Rt Revd David Conner, Dean of Windsor