Seivah has been not just a single service provider, but a resource empowering sibling institutions and individuals, both Jewish and otherwise, to create their own models of care for people affected by dementia.
The table has been full! It is a joy to spend an hour out of time, singing, laughing, talking about things that matter.
We’re prone to say “dementia patient” in casual conversation, even when we’re not referring specifically to someone’s medical condition or its treatment.
Her father was still alive, but she wanted to say Kaddish for him anyway.
Possibly the world’s first dementia-friendly service to happen in a mainstream synagogue, rather than a nursing home
What we are accustomed to thinking of as mere palliative care for the patient can open up into the endeavor to find meaning and comfort. For us. Here. Now.