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Praying with someone
who has Alzheimer’s Disease

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My Mother's Suscipe: An Alzheimer's Story

How to Pray with Alzheimer's

Praying with My Mother

Sharing Page: Praying With Alzheimer's

Prayer for a Parent with Alzheimer's

The Sacred Silence

The Rosary for Alzheimer's Patient

Visits with My Mother

The Sucipe:
Take Lord, and receive
all my liberty,
my memory,
my understanding,
and my entire will --
all that I have and call my own.

You have given it
all to me.
To you, Lord,
I return it.
Everything is yours;
do with it
what you will.

Give me only your love
and your grace.
That is enough
for me.

-- Ignatius of Loyola

Rosemary McCannDedicated to
Rosemary Mulligan McCann

March 8, 1920 - November 10, 2008

She fought a valiant and graceful battle with Alzheimer's for many years. She was beloved by her children and is greatly missed.

Thank you, Mom, for teaching us that laughter, song and prayer can always reach deep into the soul.

"When it is genuine, when it is born of the need to speak, no one can stop the human voice. When denied a mouth, it speaks with the hands or the eyes, or the pores, or anything at all. Because every single one of us has something to say to the others, something that deserves to be celebrated or forgiven by others."

- Eduardo Galeano,

The Book of Embraces

"Prayer, like music, can often reach the deepest part of a person’s soul.
It is no different for someone with Alzheimer's Disease.

Long after many abilities have slipped away, music and prayer can sometimes remain. Both are learned early in life and have so many repetitions in the years that follow, that a person even in the later stages of Alzheimer’s can spontaneously participate. How do we pray with someone who has Alzheimer’s?"
-- From "How to Pray with Alzheimer's"


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