A Dance With Dementia: How Spiritual Discipline Helps the Process of Losing Who We Are

In this recent Elephant Journal article written by D. Patrick Miller, FTD gets a provocative aka: “Alzheimer’s on steroids.” Miller writes, “It’s an ideal of spiritual growth that may not be too frightening to consider in the contemplative environment of meditation—after which we can always go back to the ego’s daily business. But for over 5 million sufferers of Alzheimer’s and other forms of progressive dementia, the loss of ego is not a matter of spiritual choice. As their memories and sense of self progressively fail, they have to deal with the real terror of giving up the self—and then perhaps find a spiritual perspective that helps them negotiate the process.” Read more, here.