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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

January 22nd 2018 @ 9:45 AM

What is dementia?

A chronic or persistent disorder marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning. It can be caused by disease or injury.

What is Alzheimer's disease?

Progressive mental degeneration that can occur in middle or old age due to generalized degeneration of the brain. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia.

What are the symptoms?

Short-term memory loss, inability to focus and …Read More +

Teaching Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

January 18th 2018 @ 9:20 AM

My name is Elizabeth Koren, and I am a Sunday school teacher. I am also blind.

Some people wonder how hard it is to teach a blind or visually impaired child in Sunday school. Even if a child cannot see, it does not mean they cannot do crafts, memorize verses, or even play games. When teaching Sunday school to a blind child, try to get the child involved. Let the …Read More +

Cystic Fibrosis/Immune Deficiency

January 15th 2018 @ 1:00 PM

What can churches do to better accommodate people with cystic fibrosis or an immune deficiency?

  1. Make sure that kids wash their hands or offer hand sanitizer upon entering classrooms.
  2. Don’t play games or do activities where children touch one another, or if you do, make sure that everyone washes their hands afterward.
  3. Let parents know if food will be served. People with CF have to …Read More +

Depression

September 20th 2017 @ 10:40 AM

Why can’t people with depression just stop moping around and get up and help someone else? They would feel better if they weren’t so focused on themselves!

Depression is just like any other illness and may be caused by changes in a person’s brain chemistry. We wouldn’t tell a diabetic that he or she didn’t need insulin or a person with high blood pressure to just calm down. …Read More +

Church Attendance and Caregiving

January 6th 2017 @ 11:00 AM

We haven’t seen them for a while. They never come to church anymore. Why did they stop coming? The answer to that question pops up often on the ABLE Ministry UPCI Facebook page. The answer is different for many families, but the bottom-line answer is always the same: They can’t figure out a way to go to church and provide care for their loved one at the same time. …Read More +

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