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Acceptability of Namaste Care for patients with advanced dementia being cared for in an acute hospital setting

Kimberley St John, Jonathan Koffman

Background Despite a quarter of acute hospital beds being occupied by people with dementia, many hospitals lack appropriate services to meet their holistic needs. Namaste Care is a sensory programme that has been developed to meet the spiritual needs of people in the more advanced stages of dementia. It has... Read full article

Preventing avoidable hospital admissions for people with advanced dementia

Kimberley St John

Dementia is a life-limiting condition that is associated with a high symptom burden, particularly in the advanced stages of the disease. People with dementia wish to be cared for and to die in their usual place of residence. However, in the UK, over 30% of people with dementia will die... Read full article

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