fbpx

Benjamin Mast : Articles

Benjamin Mast

Benjamin Mast

Dr. Benjamin Mast is a professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville. He received his bachelor's degree in Psychology at Calvin College and went on to get his PhD from Wayne State University. Dr. Mast's research interests include dementia, late life depression, geriatric assessment, person-centered perspectives on Alzheimer's disease. He is the author of a new book, entitled Second Forgetting: Remembering the Power of the Gospel in Alzheimer’s Disease (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan). He is also Co-Editor in Chief of the forthcoming American Psychological Association Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology and the author of Whole Person Dementia Assessment (Baltimore, MD: Health Professions Press) and Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia (Boston, MA: Hogrefe Press).

  • What should Christians know about Alzheimer’s Disease?

    November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Family Caregiver Month. Alzheimer’s disease is perhaps the most challenging disease in modern life. It’s a major source of disability and leads to suffering for over 5 million Americans. To make matters worse, the number of people experiencing is expected to triple in the coming decades.   Alzheimer’s disease

    Continue...

  • Alzheimer’s disease and the SBC’s resolve

    September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day.   Millions of people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias that often leave them feeling confused, afraid and alone.  These conditions don’t just affect individuals, but entire families who live with the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of caregiving.  

    Continue...

  • Will Ferrell, Ronald Reagan and the dignity of human life

    Early this morning, my twitter feed informed me that Will Ferrell plans to produce and star in a new film portraying former President Ronald Reagan. I’ve had many good laughs at Ferrell’s work, including those involving caricatures of political figures (we surely need some humor in this political season). But, there is a problem with

    Continue...

  • 11 things you should know about Alzheimer’s disease

    November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month.  As the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s diseases continues to surge, our systems of care have struggled to meet the need.  After the initial diagnosis, care often moves out of the doctor’s office and into the community—giving Christians and churches both the

    Continue...