People facing Alzheimer’s and dementia often turn to their faith communities for emotional and spiritual support. People who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, especially those raised in religious households, are uplifted by worship services and visits. They often have the desire to continue to partake in church activities.
Family members also have spiritual needs. Caring for a loved one can leave the caregiver weary, isolated, frustrated and depressed. At the same time, they may grieve the many losses of this journey. The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the importance of spirituality and has developed programs to partner with congregations providing education and support to their members.
In honor of Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month each June, we call on faith organizations to go purple. The goal of Purple Sunday is to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease, importance of early diagnosis, and services to support families through the Alzheimer's Association. Register your organization today!
Faith Outreach Representatives
Faith Outreach Respresentatives are trained volunteers of the Alzheimer's Association. They serve as a liason for their faith community, helping to connect members of their community to support and services provided by the Alzheimer's Association.