Specialist dementia care in a calm, relaxing environment
At Care UK, we know that people living with dementia don’t always find communication easy – but that doesn’t make it any less important. While communicating with language often becomes less useful as dementia progresses, our carers continue to engage residents through their senses – touch, sight, taste and sound – and emotions to provide person-centred care.
Namaste care sessions offer particularly special, uninterrupted one-to-one time for people with complex dementia needs.
Specifically tailored to people living with advanced dementia, Namaste sessions are run by trained carers and involve individual caring touch, such as a hand or foot massages, music therapy, themed sensory and gentle movement sessions, or simply reminiscing.
We take [residents] into a nice environment where we can pamper them and give them a good quality of life. It gives them a nice warm feeling, so they feel loved and wanted.Keri, Lifestyle Coordinator and Dementia Champion at Field Lodge
These unhurried activities take place in a calm, relaxed setting, like a quiet room with low lighting. Some of our care homes even have Namaste rooms where they can offer a peaceful environment and a sensory experience, including soft music and aromatic scents.
Namaste care improves residents’ quality of life through personalised, sensory moments that bring comfort and pleasure by engaging touch, sight, sound and taste.
The relaxed environment can calm people living with dementia, reducing feelings of agitation or distress. In some cases, it even lessens the need for medication.
Receiving caring attention from another person can be hugely powerful, giving the resident the affection and reassurance they need so they feel valued.Suzanne Mumford, Head of Nursing, Care and Dementia at Care UK
Namaste sessions are part of Care UK’s person-centred approach to dementia care, where we put the needs and desires of individuals at the heart of their care.
Explore more advice for communicating with a loved one living with dementia in our free guide, Listen, Talk, Connect, or explore more resources in our dementia help and advice area.
Find your local care home to learn more about the types of care we offer.