Dementia: Living in the Memories of God

May 10–May 14 8:30AM–11:30AM
APPL 540 1–2 Credits (1 Audit)

Course Description

A growing number of people live with dementia––a disease many fear even more than cancer. We often equate memory with personhood, concluding that loss of memory is loss of self. This alienates and dehumanizes persons with dementia, undermining personhood, citizenship, and discipleship. But is there another way? What does it mean to live well with dementia? To remember and forget? To love Jesus when God is forgotten? How can the Body of Christ be an inclusive reality for persons living with dementia––and those who love them? Join us on this theological exploration of personhood, discipleship, and community.

Live Online and Recorded: This course is being offered online with live class sessions in Summer 2021. If you are not able to attend the live online classes because of time zone differences, be aware that recordings of each class will also be made available on the course Moodle site until Midnight PDT on the second Saturday after the course.

This course is also offered as SPIR 540

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There are no prerequisites for this course.