The Peace With Dementia Rosary: Education, Intentions, Community

The Peace With Dementia Rosary: Education, Intentions, Community

by Matthew Estrade


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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.ImprimaturMost Reverend Gregory M. AymondArchbishop of New OrleansJune 6, 2019

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ISBN-13: 9781543957570
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 02/24/2019
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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 a weekly care partner support group for the Council on Aging in St. Tammany Parish through his training and consulting practice Care Partner Mentoring, LLC. Matt is the host of the Whole Care Network's Peace with Dementia Podcast, which seeks to reduce stigma and promote relationship-centered education to persons living with dementia and their care partners. This and other educational outlets blend practical tips and evidence-based research, making it accessible so that families can take action. You can find the podcast here: 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 Cub Scout and 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. Matt is also a member of the Catholic Writers Guild, Gerontological Society of America, and is the Louisiana State Ambassador for the Southern Gerontological Society.

Table of Contents

Dedication vii

Foreword 1

How to Use This Book 5

The Structure of the Rosary 8

Chapter 1 Introduction 9

Chapter 2 The Joyful Mysteries 13

Chapter 3 The Luminous Mysteries 25

Chapter 4 The Sorrowful Mysteries 37

Chapter 5 The Glorious Mysteries 49

Appendix A References and Notes 63

Appendix B Recommended Books and Websites 71

Appendix C Articles 75

A Worthy Resolution Visiting a Loved One with Dementia and Their Care 75

Maintaining Dignity in Dementia 79

Individualized Music in Preventing and Soothing Agitation in Dementia 83

Can There Be Positive Aspects to Care Partnering? 86

Meaningful Activities for Persons Living with Dementia: Why and How 90

Appendix D Care Partner Guide Sheets 94

When Friends Dry Up 94

Maintaining Dignity in Dementia 96

Assessment of Personal Music Preference (Person Living with Dementia version) 99

Assessment of Personal Music Preference (Family version) 102

Positive Aspects of Care Partnering 105

Preserving Family Traditions 107

Acknowledgements 109

About the Author 111

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