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Forthcoming Events

30 September 2022
NCI Conference 2022
27 October 2022
Namaste Familieprogramma SymposiumOnline
24 November 2022
Namaste Care ConferenceOnlineIceland

Past Events

18 - 20 April 2022
I am a bridge’ SessionsJawa Group HQ London
14 April 2022
Dementia and The Meaning of LifeSt Christophers Education Centre
12 April 2022
What does Person-Centred Care Actually MeansHallmark Care Homes Managers Conference
29 November - 01 December
31st Alzheimer Europe ConferenceJW Marriot Bucharest Grand Hotel, Romania
25 November 2021
The End of Life Partnership 7th Annual ConferenceEnd of Life PartnershipForest Hills Hotel, Frodsham UK
04 - 05 October 2021
2nd Global Forum on Dementia & Alzheimer ResearchInivos ConferencesHoliday Inn Express Paris, France
24 September 2021
NAMASTE CARE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021Namaste Care InternationalVirtual, online
16 - 17 August 2021
4th EDITION OF INNOVATIONS & STATE OF THE ART IN ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIAINNOVINC InternationalLisbon, Portugal
08 - 09 July 2021
Dementia 2021 ConferenceMA Healthcare EventsCavendish Conference Centre, London UK
07 - 08 July 2021
Ageing Past, Present and Future: Innovation and ChangeOnlineBritish Society of Gerontology
24 - 25 May 2021
GERIATRICS SUMMIT 2021Conference Series LLC LtdVirtual, online
17 - 18 March 2021
Alzheimers Society Cymru Conference 2021Online
10 - 01 March 2021
DementiaOnlineOnline
Contact: 0330 958 4285
04 March 2021
The Dementia Care ConferenceGovernment EventsOnline
Contact: 0330 058 4285
Professor Joyce Simard!

Namaste, Joyce - Namaste Conference 2020

I’m delighted to report that the second NCI conference was a resounding success! Many of those attending fed back that they wanted more time to hear from the NCI Champions, so next year we will give them more time to talk about how their country is implementing Namaste Care. I just heard that someone from Germany is going to speak about Namaste Care at a forthcoming conference. I will also be speaking in Singapore for the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) 34th International Conference March 12 – 21 2020, and that may lead to more opportunities as we expand Namaste Care

I’m almost finished with the third revision of the “End of Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia”. This revision will truly be international, with ideas and vignettes from many countries.

I’ve also recently had an article “Back to the Bedside” published in ‘Caring for the Ages’, the official newspaper of the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine in the USA. You can read it at www.caringfortheages.com My central message is that continuing to practice what you teach, write about, or expect of others will help you not only become an expert but also test whether it has intended meaning and value.

Finally, huge thanks to my wonderful neighbours who have taken the time to record videos from my home in Florida to send to other countries where they are introducing Namaste Care.

Now, in the autumn of 2019 I am amazed and delighted to know that Namaste Care being provided in more countries than at the beginning of the year, and in so many different settings. I am truly blessed to have you all in my life.

Tammy McLellan

Namaste has been spreading its wings this year, we have been exploring ways of touching lives in other areas not just care related. Tammy has been doing some amazing work and research into baby massage and she will be speaking more on this at the 2022 NCI conference

Canadian, moved to Scotland 32 years ago.  Learnt massage, had children, became passionate about touch, bonding & care between parent & child and providing moments of real connection.

Moments of real connection – love, care, compassion between individuals.  Isn’t that what this life is about anyway?  From birth to death.  And therein lies the essence of the cross overs between Namaste Care International & Scottish School of Child & Baby Massage (Sscbmassage).

Both organisations create a quiet, calm, peaceful environment and then by using the most fundamental of human senses – touch – to nurture, restore, uplift.  Babies don’t yet use language – those with advanced dementia struggle with language – and yet touch communicates all that needs to be said: ‘I see you; I care for you; I am with you’

Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine, said a ‘Daily Rub was essential to maintain good health’.  How even more vital then that touch is used when we are at our most vulnerable – babies, special needs children, adults with dementia – the list goes on.  Helping with digestion, eating, drinking, sleeping, resting – increasing white blood cell count – there are so many benefits to massage. It is a necessity, not a luxury.  I often say if someone could bottle massages and sell them to us – we would all be having them!!

I look forward to meeting you at the conference.

Best, Tammy

website: www.babymassage.org.uk

Facebook: /Scottish-School-of-Child-Baby-Massage

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