Much like cancer, most of us either have a loved one or know of someone who has struggled with Alzheimer’s Disease.
“When we don’t have enough each day to care for somebody, we turn to God to give us that strength.” That’s the gist of what Dr. Benjamin Mast tells P&S this morning, during National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Dr. Mast says patients “forget recent information very quickly, but there are other things they can remember much better.” Some of those other things include “stories of long ago“, “old hymns“, and “scriptures they’ve learned.”
Dr. Mast is a professor at the University of Louisville & author of Second Forgetting.
June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, & since today is also the summer solstice (longest day of the year), the Alzheimer’s Association is running their Annual Longest Day event to raise awareness & money for research.
Dr. Benjamin Mast is the author of Second Forgetting, & tells P&S that the Gospel does not lose its power, even in the midst of Alzheimer’s.