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Book details
  • Genre:HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SubGenre:Diseases / Alzheimer's & Dementia
  • Language:English
  • Pages:122
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543957570

The Peace With Dementia Rosary

Education, Intentions, Community

by Matthew Estrade

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Overview
In The Peace with Dementia Rosary, Matthew Estrade walks along your journey of dementia offering Education, Intentions, and Community. Education presented through each of the 20 Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, features important lessons to improve the quality of life for persons living with dementia and their care partners. Intentions found in the book will focus your prayers on specific moments and challenges during the journey of dementia. The companion website has a Dementia Prayer Wall, where visitors can post prayer requests, as well as pray for others' requests. An "I prayed for you" button alerts the person that someone prayed for them. Community is created when we pray for each other and when we create in-person and online support groups. Imagine having a Peace with Dementia Rosary group at your church. Imprimatur Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond Archbishop of New Orleans June 6, 2019
Description
Inspired by his mother who was the sole care partner for his grandfather with dementia, Matthew Estrade found his calling. He began facilitating care partner support groups, writing a blog, educating the public and care teams, producing The Peace with Dementia Podcast and completed graduate school in Gerontology. Matthew brings you his most current project that draws upon the beauty and strength of the Holy Rosary, where knowledge, love, and faith intersect. Dementia is a broad term used to describe a group of chronic symptoms that may include memory impairment disrupting everyday life, diminished judgment, inability to plan, challenges with words and communicating, disorientation of time and place, and other symptoms. Dementia can be caused by Alzheimer's disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, vascular dementia, frontotemporal degeneration, or other irreversible diseases. In The Peace with Dementia Rosary, Matthew walks along your journey of dementia offering Education, Intentions, and Community. Education presented through each of the 20 Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, features important lessons to improve the quality of life for persons living with dementia and their care partners. Intentions found in the book will focus your prayers on specific moments and challenges during the journey of dementia. The companion website has a Dementia Prayer Wall, where visitors can post prayer requests, as well as pray for others' requests. An "I prayed for you" button alerts the person that someone prayed for them. Community is created when we pray for each other and when we create in-person and online support groups. Imagine having a Peace with Dementia Rosary group at your church. Imprimatur Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond Archbishop of New Orleans June 6, 2019
About the author
Matthew "Matt" Estrade, MA, MBA is a gerontologist and speaker in the Greater New Orleans area. His grandfather had probable Wernicke Korsakoff-type dementia in the late 1990s. Matt has dedicated his career to helping families who are experiencing dementia find peace on this challenging journey through education, consulting, and conducting research. Locally, Matt facilitates weekly caregiver support groups and has completed over 500 sessions since 2015. Matt is the founder of Catholic Aging, a ministry for aging and cognitive impairment, which looks at aging, caregiving, and dementia through the Catholic lens. The ministry includes the Catholic Aging Podcast, blog, prayer wall, and more. He is a dementia coach and consultant, meeting with families to discuss strategies for common challenges at MyCatholicDoctor, a virtual clinic. He completed a Masters in Gerontology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and holds a graduate degree from the University of New Orleans and bachelors from Auburn University. For college prep, Matt graduated from Jesuit High School in New Orleans, LA. He has been a certified Dale Carnegie Instructor since 2005. Matt lives in Covington, Louisiana with his bride and three children. He is a member of the Health Ministry at Mary, Queen of Peace Parish. Matt volunteers as a Boy Scout leader at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, where he is also in the Knights of Columbus Council 9240. He earned his Eagle Scout award in 1992.

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