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As we get older, many of us will have to watch parents, siblings and other loved ones suffer through the stages of dementia. We may even experience it ourselves. This can lead to spiritual temptations. The prospect of losing autonomy and control can lead some to despair and even attempt suicide. What can we say about the meaning of a life-changing reality like dementia for ourselves and our loved ones? Could it be that God is seeking to carry out a particular spiritual work? Father Tad offers his reflections. 


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"Seeking the Spiritual Side of Dementia

"Did I make the Right Choices as Dad was Dying?"