Here's high praise for a new book on dementia:
“Almost thirty years ago, my mother died of complications springing from nine years of Alzheimer’s Disease. During those nine years I read several helpful books that described the stages of the disease, what to expect, and how to respond. Nowadays similar resources are found on the web. But there is nothing quite like John Dunlop’s book on dementia. 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 (in you or in friends and relatives), and, yes, how God glorifies himself and brings strength to his people precisely in the midst of such horrendous, ravaging illness. This book will help you become a better caregiver; more importantly, it will help you become a more mature and thoughtful Christian. It may even help you become a better patient.”
D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; cofounder, The Gospel Coalition
The new book is Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia, by John Dunlop, MD. Drawing on years of professional experience working with Alzheimer's patients, he wants to transform the way we think about dementia. Rooting his vision of care in the inherent dignity that stems from the fact that all people are made in the image of God, he explains biblical principles, describes the experience of dementia, and answers common questions about the condition.
A diagnosis of dementia in a loved one can be both frightening and frustrating. Only a biblical foundation fuels a Christian response that both honors the patient and glorifies God. 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.
MEET THE AUTHOR: Dr. Dunlop will speak at the Engaging Our Aging one-day conference on Saturday, October 28, at Grace Community Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. Come hear John Dunlop and get your book signed!
Dr. Dunlop is also the author of Finishing Well to the Glory of God and Wellness for the Glory of God. At the conference, his topics will be:
►Staying Well: Successful Aging – Taking advantage of our later years to bring glory to God in every area of life ... physical, mental, social, financial, emotional and spiritual.
►Glorifying God Through the Challenges of Aging – Aging isn't for cowards! Many challenges await, including pain and suffering, losses of many of the blessings we enjoy in this life, depression, disease, and death itself.
►Finishing Well: Resting in Jesus When God Calls Us Home – Letting go of the things and values of this life as we embrace our eternal future is critical to coming to the end of life well. It also requires an appropriate use of medical care.
The conference is for anyone who's aging -- or caring for someone who's aging, or chronically or terminally ill.
Miss the conference? You can listen to audio of Dr. Dunlop's sessions. Click here.