The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Dementia Action Week: Life is Sacred – even with Dementia!

13 to 19 May 2024 is Dementia Awareness Week; please pray for all those living with dementia and for their families and carers!

A superb book from our own Diocesan Family called Journeying Together: Accompanying People Living with Dementia was published by Redemptorist Publications last year.

Co-authored by our own Dcn Joseph Cortis and Dr Pia Matthews of St Mary’s University in Twickenham, and with personal accounts from the Caritas Leeds Dementia Group, the book offers ways of thinking about how people living with dementia and their families/carers can stay or be reconnected to parishes. It offers practical information, hints and points of reflection from people who have already been on this journey.  From diagnosis, to living well with dementia, to issues of dying, death and bereavement this book is a spiritual and practical guide.

To hear one parishioner’s remarkable and uplifting first-hand account of the dementia journey she took as a carer for her late husband, visit the Caritas Leeds YouTube channel for our six part series of short videos: The Carer’s Tale:

The Carer’s Tale – EP01
The Carer’s Tale – EP02
The Carer’s Tale – EP03
The Carer’s Tale – EP04
The Carer’s Tale – EP05
The Carer’s Tale – EP06

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