Forgetting Whose We Are: Theological Reflections on Personhood, Faith and Dementia

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Because our culture so values rationality and productivity, observers easily characterize the life of the person with dementia in the bleakest terms because it lacks sociocultural worth. The experience of the person with irreversible and progressive dementia is clearly tragic, but it need not be interpreted as half empty rather than half full.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-63
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of religion, disability & health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007



  • Alzheimer’s
  • dementia
  • personhood
  • Bonhoeffer
  • memory
  • theology
  • faith

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