Introduction to Namaste dementia care training for professionals

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17
NOV
Wednesday 17th November 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom
A man kneels holding another man's hands who is sitting on a bed

This introductory course is intended for paid carers, working with people who are living with advanced dementia, across West Essex and East Hertfordshire.

The Namaste Care Dementia Support project has been made possible thanks to funding from the Essex Community Fund. This pilot project 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.

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.

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