Psalm 88: Living with Alzheimer's

TitlePsalm 88: Living with Alzheimer's
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBarclay, A
Journal TitleJournal of Religion, Disability & Health

This paper reflects on Psalm 88 as a way of understanding the personal struggles of living with a person with Alzheimer's disease. Drawing on the writer's experience of living with her husband over many years, the paper draws attention to the power of Psalm 88 as a pastoral resource for churches. Utilizing Martin Luther's theology of the cross and Simone Weil's concept of affliction, the paper offers a practical theological reaction to a diagnosis of dementia.



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