Focus on the Family

March 15th 2018

Gary & Lisa described the challenging journey families face with a diagnosis of Alzheimer?s disease or dementia. Gary reviewed how dementia affects the brain, and slowly eradicates cognitive abilities. They both discussed how dementia can cause a lot of stress in a family, and the challenges caregivers face with navigating their loved one?s diminishing capabilities. Gary reviewed how his ?5 Love Languages? concept can be effective ways for caregivers to show love to someone with dementia ? because even though their brain is failing, the patient can still feel love. On Day #2 of the discussion, Gary & Lisa discussed how & why caregivers need support & help, and how the 5 Love Languages can help them in significant ways. Throughout both days, Lisa shared very vulnerably about her mom who is suffering from dementia.