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The Health Secretary has set out the next steps in the fight against Coronavirus. See the press conference at Youtube: Coronavirus press conference (19 January 2022).

Namaste care

Improving end of life care and quality of life for people living with advanced dementia and other conditions is high on the health and social care agenda. This course will discuss some underpinning skills and share understanding about the needs of people in the late stages of dementia in terms of approach, communication and sensory based needs.

Namaste Care is a loving and gentle, sensory approach which has been shown to have benefits both for the person living with dementia, their family but also it significantly boosts staff morale and job satisfaction.

Who is suitable

This course is suitable for those working in the care profession, or looking into a career in that field. It is also useful for unpaid carers and family carers.

Learning Method

Activity 1: There is an online presentation with information that can be used to study the four modules of namaste.  Please note you will be expected to complete the short learning activities in this stage for activity 2.

What you will learn

Section 1- Background

  • Introduction and context
  • Understanding advanced dementia

Section 2

  • Communication
  • Positive approaches to care

Section 3

  • Introducing Namaste Care
  • Life Stories

Section 4

  • Sensory stimulation
  • Hand massage guidance

Activity 2: This is followed up by a 2 hour virtual Teams session with a namaste trainer where you will review the learning and allow staff to ask questions, share ideas and think about how to implement the approach.

Activity 3: You will complete a short multiple choice online assessment. 


  • Flexible, easy access learning
  • Learn an inspiring and enjoyable approach
  • Consolidate and apply what you already know
  • Excellent for continuing professional development

The next virtual sessions for this course take place on:

Tuesday 19 October 2021, 10.00am to 12.00 noon
Wednesday 17 November2021, 3.00pm to 5.00pm
Thursday 9 December2021, 10.00am to 12 noon
Friday 21 January 2022, 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Monday 21 February 2022, 3.00pm to 5.00pm
Tuesday 15 March 2022, 1.00pm to 3.00pm

How to book

To book this course, please contact us.

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