Whether it is reading the Psalms aloud; sitting in the sunshine watching the world go by; meeting with friends or celebrating with family – there are many things that together add up to a person’s spiritual wellbeing. My Faith Matters is about recording and celebrating what’s unique to each person, so that others can understand that too.
Why is it important?
As a person’s dementia develops they may be less able to communicate what matters to them, which can be upsetting and isolating, both for that person and their friends and family. My Faith Matters is designed to help the person record what’s important to them, so that they can share that with their support network, church or faith community.
Who can use this?
My faith matters can be used by people living with dementia, individuals and families.
It can be used by churches to support members of the church family who are living with dementia.
It can also be used for someone that may not identify has having ‘a faith’ – because it is equally important to find out what brings meaning to their life, and honour that.
It can also be used by health and social care practitioners.