My Great-Aunt Clara, who was born in 1887, experienced dementia in her 90’s. I vividly recall a summer day when we picked her up at the nursing home in town to take her for a visit to our farm. We were driving on the highway (I promise I was observing the 55-mile-an-hour speed limit) when she got very upset and started yelling, “Slow the horses down.” She was genuinely frightened, if a bit unaware of her surroundings. But then something quite wonderful happened. She started praying, “Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, save us. Protect us.”
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The "You Gotta Love Them" online event was presented live on June 1, 2016. It was an opportunity to join the staff of the Center for Ministry Development in an online event for ministry leaders where we explored welcoming, accompanying, and empowering families.