Introduction to Namaste dementia care

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FEB
Tuesday 27th February 2024
1:00 pm
St Clare Hospice
A man kneels holding another man's hands who is sitting on a bed

Taking place on Tuesday 27th February 2024 from 1pm-4pm, this introductory face-to-face course is taking place here at the Hospice. It is intended for anyone who supports someone who is living with advanced dementia, across West Essex and East Hertfordshire. 

The ‘Introduction to Namaste Care’ workshop aims to train and empower both unpaid carers and paid care staff to deliver high-quality, compassionate care to local people living with advanced dementia.

What is Namaste Care? 

‘Namaste Care’ is an internationally-recognised care programme which teaches you to use simple activities that include sensory stimulation of our five senses (touch, hearing, sight, smell and taste) to help people with dementia connect and engage with others. The word ‘Namaste’ is a Hindi greeting that means to ‘honour the spirit within,’ and is the guiding principle of Namaste Care. Multi-sensory activities can involve music, food and drink and can also include therapeutic touch and massage. These basic principles are simple to learn and easy to put into practice when caring for someone with dementia.

Following on from this introductory course, attendees will be invited to join a Namaste Network Group, where they will be able to share best practice, successes and learning points from putting Namaste care into practice within the caring work environment.


Book your place today

This face-to-face workshop is free to attend, but booking is essential to secure a place. 

For information and to book, please call Joanne Morrison, Namaste Care Project Coordinator on 07534 031702 or email namastecare@stclarehospice.org.uk


Alzheimer Society's "Working to become Dementia Friendly" 2023 logo. On the far left hand side, three blue and yellow Forget Me Nots can be seen varying in sizes. Next to that, "Working to become Dementia Friendly 2023" can be read in a dark navy and light blue sans-serif font. On the far right hand side, Alzheimer Society's logo can be seen. A faded outline of a flower surrounds the wording "Alzheimer's Society" in a dark navy sans-serif font. All of this is laid out on a white background.

Alzheimer’s Society ‘Working to Become Dementia Friendly’ Accreditation

In January 2024, St Clare Hospice were recognised by the Alzheimer’s Society and awarded ‘Working to Become Dementia Friendly’ accreditation, as a result of our commitment to improving the experience of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

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