Alzheimer's considerations include Gospel

 
Alzheimer's disease grips millions of Americans with fear and hopelessness daily, yet the Gospel can infuse a spiritual dynamic into the struggle, asserts a university psychologist and author. He suggests believers should prepare for the possibility that their lives could be upended by the increasingly common hardship. "People will tell me beautiful stories of how their loved ones remembered the Lord even deep into dementia—sometimes through singing well-known hymns, reading familiar Bible passages or praying together," Benjamin Mast, ...

Texas church enlists 'Encore Adults' for Kingdom impact

 
America's Baby Boomers are aging. In 2014, the last of the Boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—crossed the threshold into their 50s; and whether they liked it or not, they received their first invitation to join AARP and entered the ranks of "senior adults." Aging Boomers present new challenges for churches, who now must balance ministering to younger Boomers, who often do not consider themselves to be seniors, and their Builder Generation parents, many of whom are still active ...