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Namaste

Maggie

Registered User
Some of you may know me .
As I use to be on this forum In all the years I cared for my mother with Mix dementia.

10 years has passed now since mum died .
I ended up getting a Job with working for people with a dementia after 8 years of working in retail.
Anyway I am going on training day tomorrow.

it’s called “ Namaste .
Thought some of you may not know about it, but would like to know about it .

www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/namaste-care-positive-change-care-homes
 

None the Wiser

Registered User
Feb 3, 2020
25
Some of you may know me .
As I use to be on this forum In all the years I cared for my mother with Mix dementia.

10 years has passed now since mum died .
I ended up getting a Job with working for people with a dementia after 8 years of working in retail.
Anyway I am going on training day tomorrow.

it’s called “ Namaste .
Thought some of you may not know about it, but would like to know about it .

www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/namaste-care-positive-change-care-homes
This looks really interesting and positive. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
 

Maggie

Registered User
My Pleasure.

I use a lot of music therapy for people with advance Dementia also for those with not so Advance dementia .

It’s amazing to see such happiness in there faces when I play music they like, it trigger something in the brain to help them sing along to a song where other wise they would not talk at all .
They talk to me about things .


I know how hard it must be for the Relatives to see a love one at this stage .
I saw my mother at this stage, with cancer also .

I found it emotionally hard to process, so can understand without judgement on family’s wanting good Quality end of life care for love ones with dementia in a dementia nursing care homes .

we have Hospice for cancer Patients, so we could have for people with Dementia.

One thing dementia does not take away is the feeling, feelings.
Touch - Sensor sensory .
Quality end of life care even if end of life care is long way away in years .

we hounor the Divine life within the person .
“Namaste”
 

Grannie G

Volunteer Moderator
Apr 3, 2006
70,638
Kent
It looks like a really good course @Maggie.

My understanding of Namaste is " the spirit within me salutes the spirit within you" which seems ideal for working with people with dementia.
 

Izzy

Volunteer Moderator
Aug 31, 2003
60,910
68
Dundee
Hello Maggie. I remember you from a long time ago!

I think @Beate has done this course - sorry if I’m wrong Beate!
 

Beate

Registered User
May 21, 2014
11,891
London
Hello Maggie. I remember you from a long time ago!

I think @Beate has done this course - sorry if I’m wrong Beate!
No, I didn't do the course but a lady from the programme visited John a few times. I think she gave him hand massages, did colouring in and put together a memory folder. Then she quit for personal reasons or something.
 
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Maggie

Registered User
Well I went on the course

it’s all pretty Awesome and amazing in Theory.
it about end of life care for people with dementia
Namaste is an Indian greeting which means to honor the sprite within

The care Program is multi dimensional including physical sensory and emotional elements the purpose of Namaste is to give comfort and pleasure to people with advanced dementia through sensory stimulation especially the use of touch.







one to one person Centered care.
Slow hand Massage
Your attention only Focused one person person in a room with Sensory items .

When a person is at stage in there Dementia is in the stage of going inward.

An Example if you’ve done any personal Research into dementia while caring supporting a love on 24/7 or training .

you may of read about Auguste Deter. Auguste Deter (16 May 1850 – 8 April 1906) was a German woman notable for being the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
This is the stage “Namaste Care programs for people with Dementia is about .

Quote You matter because you are and you matter to the end of your life, and we will help you not only die peacefully but to live until you die “ Quote
Dame cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice and palliative care movement “

amazing really for me personally as I use to do this kind of Sensory Therapy with my mother .

I use to put mindfulness music on in the house .
My daughter was training as a Beautiful Therapist use to practice on my mom’s hands and massage her hands arms .

Sensory music use to Calm moms anxieties.
So would not need to use Pharmaceutical medication.
I would have the music playing, while typing away on talking point .
Talking point was my outlet 😊 of not feeling so isolated at home 24/7 on weekends mum never went to day care .

Gone off topic nowhowever



The Namaste care programs
The end of life course for dementia is different from cancer .

I glad to be part of this programs working with a care provider that is Implementing the changes .

Wise me lucky please .
As I try to help Implement for the changes with the care provider I work for .
 

DesperateofDevon

Registered User
Jul 7, 2019
2,649
Well I went on the course

it’s all pretty Awesome and amazing in Theory.
it about end of life care for people with dementia
Namaste is an Indian greeting which means to honor the sprite within

The care Program is multi dimensional including physical sensory and emotional elements the purpose of Namaste is to give comfort and pleasure to people with advanced dementia through sensory stimulation especially the use of touch.







one to one person Centered care.
Slow hand Massage
Your attention only Focused one person person in a room with Sensory items .

When a person is at stage in there Dementia is in the stage of going inward.

An Example if you’ve done any personal Research into dementia while caring supporting a love on 24/7 or training .

you may of read about Auguste Deter. Auguste Deter (16 May 1850 – 8 April 1906) was a German woman notable for being the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
This is the stage “Namaste Care programs for people with Dementia is about .

Quote You matter because you are and you matter to the end of your life, and we will help you not only die peacefully but to live until you die “ Quote
Dame cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice and palliative care movement “

amazing really for me personally as I use to do this kind of Sensory Therapy with my mother .

I use to put mindfulness music on in the house .
My daughter was training as a Beautiful Therapist use to practice on my mom’s hands and massage her hands arms .

Sensory music use to Calm moms anxieties.
So would not need to use Pharmaceutical medication.
I would have the music playing, while typing away on talking point .
Talking point was my outlet 😊 of not feeling so isolated at home 24/7 on weekends mum never went to day care .

Gone off topic nowhowever



The Namaste care programs
The end of life course for dementia is different from cancer .

I glad to be part of this programs working with a care provider that is Implementing the changes .

Wise me lucky please .
As I try to help Implement for the changes with the care provider I work for .
Your experiences are invaluable & give hope to care in the future!
 

Maggie

Registered User
It’s so inspiring to see a person who’s sitting on a reclining specialist chair or a lady sitting in the lounge on an armchair who’s gone inwards because of What the damage of the diseases has done to the person brain, still able to connect with you thought this programs also with music therapy .

They see you she life’s her body up to sit up forward to connect to you on a sensory levelI.

reminds me how I use to see that a lot in care homes when mum use to go to Respite.
Residence chairs all lined up against the wall just sitting slammed on a chair with no one interacting with them all sitting in front of a TV with no situation from another human being .
No wonder my mum was scared to be left in the home .

Also hope for evolving where you just see the person just laying down on a bed waiting to pass away and just having personal care .

if you see someone like this in care home reach out to them touch there hand look them in the eyes because there still there even if they do not have the cognitive ability to interact with you like they use to before the disease damaged there drain .
Dementia decease does not take the LOVE away .
Only if you personally let it .


amazing what can be achieved with the human spirit to LIVE while waiting to pass away .
Even if passing away is long way ahead in the future.
Person centered care.