Jane Muers is a long-term Quaker and a retired clinical psychologist, currently involved in mental health concerns and chaplaincy.
A Quaker Approach to Dementia
Dementia is a significant issue for many Friends, for many meetings and across our society. Is dementia a gift, a painful gift, a part of our world, part of God’s creation? Or is it a disaster, a tragedy for individuals, families and society, making people lose who they are, taking the people we care about and creating a burden for society?
A Quaker Approach to Dementia is a three week course. We will offer information, activities, links and space to reflect. We will think about what dementia is, how it affects people. We will think about feelings and experiences. We will explore how dementia affects people’s spiritual life. We will share testimony from people living with and close by dementia. We will reflect together on how we respond as individuals, families and meetings.
The course won’t offer advice on what to do and how to manage, but we will offer links to places where practical, medical and legal advice can be found. There will be an opportunity to meet other participants in a live online session, as well as an online forum for discussion and sharing. There will be a variety of optional written material, articles and documents to read, videos and suggested activities.
The live session will be on Friday 30 October, 19:00-20:30 (UK time).
Course category: Peace & Social Justice
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communications adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Unfortunately, we cannot offer closed captions on any live sessions for this course.