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Supportive care for the person with dementia$
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Julian Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg Sachs

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199554133

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.001.0001

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Namaste care and dying in institutional settings

Namaste care and dying in institutional settings

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(p.291) Chapter 31 Namaste care and dying in institutional settings
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Supportive care for the person with dementia
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Joyce Simard

Ladislav Volicer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0031

This chapter focuses on Namaste Care, a programme designed to improve the quality of life for residents living in institutional settings. It gives ‘voice’ to residents who can no longer speak and helps to ensure that the last stage of life is peaceful and comfortable in the presence of others. Residents have different values, wants, needs, and desires. Namaste Care is a 7-day-a-week ‘enhanced’ nursing programme. Activities of daily living (ADLs) are offered as ‘meaningful activities’.

Keywords:   dementia, Namaste Care, institutional settings

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