Remembering Dementia

In Holy Week 2017 Joanna Collicutt, Diocesan Advisor for the Spiritual Care of Older People, gave a series of sermons focused on the practice of remembering. Now available online these sermons offer some helpful theological reflections for those living with and supporting those with dementia.

On Good Friday we see that it is Jesus who remembers us, putting back together our broken selves; on Holy Saturday, that God is found in darkness and the forgotten places; and on Easter Sunday, that the lost do not need to find themselves, but are sought out and brought home in Christ.

Amidst our own forgetting hope remains in the perfect remembering of God, but we are also encouraged to participate in this work, remembering Jesus, ourselves and each other in ways which heal and renew.

http://www.witneyparish.org.uk/perch/resources/holy-week-addresses-2017.pdf