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These scriptures are not meant to remove or discount the pain of dealing with Alzheimer’s disease – either personally or with a loved one. Instead they are meant to encourage and bring peace through the Jesus Christ. If you’re a caregiver, I pray blessings over your persistent service of Love. If you have Alzheimer’s Dementia, I pray peace over you. May God bless the reading of His Word.
Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord. – Leviticus 19:32 (NIV)
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. – Psalm 30:11–12 (NIV)
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. – Psalm 55:22 (NIV)
I lift my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. – Psalm 121:1–2 (NIV)
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute, speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. – Proverbs 31:8–9 (NIV)
He gives us strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:29–31 (NIV)
Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! – Isaiah 49:15 (NIV)
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. – Matthew. 11:28–30 (NIV)
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:35-40 (NIV)
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. – Luke 6:38 (NIV)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27 (NIV)
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. – Romans 8:18 (NIV)
10Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. – Romans 12:10-11 (NIV)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 13:4–7 (NIV)
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. – Colossians 3:15 (NIV)
Alzheimer’s disease affected more than 5 million people in America last year. That’s more than the population of the entire state of South Carolina! A disease that prevalent is sure to affect many of you reading or your family members. I know as a family member and caretaker of a person with Alzheimer’s that dealing with the disease can be especially taxing. However, it has been my experience that the more people understand about Alzheimer’s disease, the better they are able to deal with it.
Here are 10 things to remember when dealing with Alzheimer’s disease – either personally or with a loved one.
Alzheimer’s is a hard topic to write about – not because of what we know, but because of what we don't know. It’s not pretty, and it is most certainly a tireless battle for caretakers and patients. If you are a friend of a family or patient affected by Alzheimer’s disease then please don’t forget the struggles they may be going through silently. Don’t fail to lend a hand or be available from time to time to give them a break or be a listening ear. Also, don’t forget to pray diligently for them and for a cure or at least a medicine that may help slow down the process.
I have compiled a list of bible passages that may comfort patients or families affected by Alzheimer’s. You can share it on social media or even print it off for them. Additionally, If you are looking for a blog that is very detailed regarding Alzheimer's disease but is written with a personal touch, I recommend highly that you follow Linda Born's blog called "God, Mom, Alzheimer's, and Me." You will find encouragement and loads of great resources.
Right now there is no cure, but there are research centers all across America working on a cure everyday and you can find a list of those centers here at the National Institute for Aging.
Also, If you want a more in-depth primer for Alzheimer’s Disease please follow this link from www.alz.org. I considered writing an Alzheimer’s 101 article myself, but this one is so good I could not add anything to it to make it any better.
Blessings to you all!
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