This workshop is for care homes interested in understanding how Namaste can help their residents with dementia.

Namaste is an innovative approach to dementia care which integrates compassionate care with tailored activities for people with dementia, either in a group or one-to-one setting. This is a theory and group work session which aims to increase meaningful time communicating and connecting with patients through sensory stimulation. Research has shown the programme has proven benefits for improved quality of life; improving sleep patterns and challenging behaviour, and reducing urinary tract infections and weight loss in people with moderate and advanced dementia. This person centred approach is endorsed by NICE Quality Standard 42 (2013).

This workshop raises awareness of the Namaste concept and the benefits of a Namaste approach to dementia care.

To discuss the workshop or arrange a suitable day and time for a bespoke course, please contact Jackie Pritchard, Head of Education and Development, Heart of Kent Hospice on 01622 792200 ext 217 jackie.pritchard@hokh.co.uk

 

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