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Missouri church service caters to those with dementia


December 24, 2017

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Presbyterian church in southeast Missouri is reaching out to those affected by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia with a service that caters to them.

The Southeast Missourian reports that 30 to 40 people typically attend the service on Sundays at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau.

"We're a very small congregation," pastor Karen Dumey said. "But we still want to serve the community in some way."

Dumey said an elder at the church came up with the idea after working with residents at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.

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