For the weary dementia or Alzheimer’s caregiver
If you are a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, you carry a heavy load. On top of having to watch someone you love suffer, you are probably losing sleep, growing frustrated, and struggling with loneliness or even depression. With little to no help and no time for a break, this unrelenting stress is hard to carry.
Whether that’s you or someone you know, the caregiver needs care, too. Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Caregivers provides that support.
Each daily devotion:
- Is short, ideal for demanding schedules
- Reflects on a relevant Scripture passage
- Features a relatable caregiving story
- Offers a key Scripture for meditation
Debbie Barr is a speaker, health educator, and the author of multiple books, including Keeping Love Alive As Memory Fades (coauthored with New York Times bestselling author Gary Chapman). As a health educator with a deep concern and compassion for dementia caregivers, she saw their need for faith-based encouragement. With compassion and understanding she uses Scriptures to address their practical hardships and spiritual concerns.
When the struggles seem insurmountable, this devotional offers strength. When stress floods in, it points to peace. And when darkness falls, it illuminates hope. Caregivers walk a long, difficult road. This devotional gives grace for their journey.
(reposted from moody publishers)
I heard Debbie Barr speak at an Moravian Board of Cooperative Ministries Aging Well event, and enjoyed the peaceful insights and empathy she spoke of when discussing this book for caregivers. I have been grateful for the way this book reminds caregivers that no one is alone in this struggle.