Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Elaine Eshbaugh, Honors Thesis Advisor
Dementia is a public health concern. The number of people who will have some form of dementia is expected to rise in the coming years (Brookmeyer, 2011). Around 50 million people have dementia worldwide. Every year, this number increases by about 10 million (World Health Organization, 2019). Because this is such a prevalent issue, each part of the community should be educated about dementia as well as how to best interact with people living with dementia (PLWD). In order to educate these individual community sectors, it is important to first research the existing perceptions about dementia among the community. Faith and religious activities are important aspects in the lives of many older adults, and these activities can still be meaningful and integral in the lives of PLWD (Plunkett & Chen, 2016).
Year of Submission
School of Applied Human Sciences
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2020 Megan Elizabeth Kooker
Kooker, Megan Elizabeth, "Perceptions of dementia in faith-based organizations" (2020). Honors Program Theses. 434.