|Title||Psalm 88: Living with Alzheimer's|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Journal Title||Journal 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.