Namaste care on an inpatient assessment ward

Namaste Care reflects a patient-centred philosophy that has begun to prove its worth on hospital wards for people with advanced dementia. Julie Young found that it helped to reduce distress and agitation, reassured families, and strengthened bonds between staff and patients As a concept “Namaste” means to “honour the spirit within” and it has been … Read more

Specialist palliative care for people with dementia

Palliative care towards the end of life is still all too rare for people dying with dementia despite the presence of clear triggers for action. Jennifer Todd and colleagues discuss the findings of their study It is an established principle that people with dementia should have good palliative care, but there remains a failure to … Read more