Mar 8, 2011

Alzheimer’s and Faith

When faith creates a place in our “heart” it can transform sadness to joy, weakness to strength, and despair to hope....
By Barbara Pursley
Alzheimer's Reading Room


Alzheimer’s and Faith

Do you feel burdened with unfair trials? Do you feel that the people around you have been blessed with an easy life while you are struggling to survive as a caregiver?

Faith is a driving force in life, it provides incentives to people, and it boosts them in crises. Faith can make all the difference between something happening and not happening.

Faith is a grace.

Faith is the gift that keeps on giving, that once it is received it cannot be taken away. It is meant to be treasured for ourselves and shared to enrich the lives of others. When faith creates a place in our “heart” it can transform sadness to joy, weakness to strength, and despair to hope.

Faith can be the power that pushes us to make changes and to forge ahead.

Resilience is essential in surviving changes or stress in family and peer relationships.

Friends with faith tend to offer support as well as positive attributes, such as kindness and honesty. When your faith is strong, you don’t have to look with fear at the journey ahead.

You may ask yourself, “Will I get all the guidance I need” or “Will I get to where I want to be?” Yes, you are being led each step of the way even on the darkest days.

In the middle of fear and turmoil, faith can discover a valley of peace.



Barbara Pursley was born in Galveston, Texas and is the author of EMBRACING THE MOMENT. Barabara attended Santa Monica College, studied photography, and worked as a commercial photographer before returning to Texas to care for her mother. Barbara also taught journal writing to women in Texas rehabilitation facilities. She put her God inspired journal entries and photographs into book form in 2009.

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Original content Barbara Pursley, the Alzheimer's Reading Room