Dementia. Just reading the word gives our heart a jolt. The disease strikes so many, including those whom we love dearly. It seems to “choose” its victims randomly, causing us anxiety…wondering if we may be next. Could such fears and personal feelings be behind why pastors and congregations tend to minister to and for those with the disease rather than with them. In Ministry with the Forgotten, Ken Carder reminds us that those with dementia maintain their identity and worth as beloved children of God. He confronts the deep personal and theological questions created by loving people with dementia and equips us with practical ways to nurture and incorporate them into the church’s life and ministry.