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Jeff Niederdeppe, Rosemary J Avery, Emily Elizabeth Namaste Miller
PURPOSE: The study identifies the extent to which theoretical constructs drawn from well-established message effect communication theories are reflected in the content of alcohol-related public service announcements (PSAs) airing in the United States over a 16-year period. DESIGN: Content analysis of 18 530 141 alcohol-abuse (AA) and drunk-driving (DD) PSAs appearing on national network and local cable television stations in the 210 largest designated marketing areas (DMAs) from January 1995 through December 2010...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Paula McNiel, Judith Westphal
New methods of care are required to meet the needs of people with dementia and their caregivers. The Namaste Care™ program provides a person-centered approach through meaningful activities and loving touch. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of residents, staff, and family involved in the Namaste Care™ program at a long-term care facility in the United States. A descriptive approach was used to interview 14 staff members. The findings revealed six themes: peaceful sanctuary, relating their way, transforming experiences, connections and community, positive moments, and awakened to the possibilities...
November 1, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
Sai Krishna Tikka, Umesh Shreekantiah, Asha Krishnan, Nishant Goyal, S Haque Nizamie, Daya Ram
Cognitive processes underlying reciprocal social interactions are understood by the mechanism of embodiment, which is closely related to the mirror neuron system. Electroencephalographic (EEG) mu activity is a neural marker of the mirror neuron system. This study investigated the mu activity, localization of its sources and functional connectivity, which was induced while watching reciprocal social interactive motion across various degrees of complexity. Eighteen healthy participants underwent high-resolution EEG recording using 256-channels while they watched a specifically designed, culture specific, video task that showed two persons interacting socially using body gestures...
August 2016: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Parminder S Suchdev, Sorrel M L Namaste, Grant J Aaron, Daniel J Raiten, Kenneth H Brown, Rafael Flores-Ayala
Anemia remains a widespread public health problem. Although iron deficiency is considered the leading cause of anemia globally, the cause of anemia varies considerably by country. To achieve global targets to reduce anemia, reliable estimates of the contribution of nutritional and non-nutritional causes of anemia are needed to guide interventions. Inflammation is known to affect many biomarkers used to assess micronutrient status and can thus lead to incorrect diagnosis of individuals and to overestimation or underestimation of the prevalence of deficiency in a population...
March 2016: Advances in Nutrition
Kapil S Agrawal, Manoj Bachhav, Raghav Shrotriya
BACKGROUND: Indian noses are broader and lack projection as compared to other populations, hence very often need augmentation, that too by large volume. Costal cartilage remains the material of choice in large volume augmentations and repair of complex primary and secondary nasal deformities. One major disadvantage of costal cartilage grafts (CCG) which offsets all other advantages is the tendency to warp and become distorted over a period of time. We propose a simple technique to overcome this menace of warping...
May 2015: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Min Stacpoole, Amanda Thompsell
BACKGROUND: In the United Kingdom most people with advanced dementia die in care homes. Families judge quality of life and end of life as poor. The Namaste Care programme integrates compassionate nursing care with meaningful activities for people with advanced dementia at the end of their lives. Namaste uses sensory input, touch, music, massage, colour, tastes and scents, to connect with people with advanced dementia. No extra staff or expensive equipment are required. AIM: To establish whether Namaste Care could be implemented in United Kingdom care homes, and whether Namaste can enrich the quality of life of care home residents, families and staff without requiring additional resources...
April 2015: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
Miranda Stacpoole, Jo Hockley, Amanda Thompsell, Joyce Simard, Ladislav Volicer
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of the Namaste Care programme on the behavioural symptoms of residents with advanced dementia in care homes and their pain management. METHODS: Six dementia care homes collaborated in an action research study-one withdrew. Inclusion criteria were a dementia diagnosis and a Bedford Alzheimer's Nursing Severity Scale score of >16. Primary research measures were the Neuropsychiatric Inventory-Nursing Homes (NPI-NH) and Doloplus-2 behavioural pain assessment scale for the elderly...
July 2015: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Helen Roberts, Judi Leyland, Namaste Skipper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2013: Nursing New Zealand, Kai Tiaki
Fabio Fava, Giulio Zanaroli, Lucia Vannini, Elisabetta Guerzoni, Alessandra Bordoni, Davide Viaggi, Jim Robertson, Keith Waldron, Carlos Bald, Aintzane Esturo, Clara Talens, Itziar Tueros, Marta Cebrián, András Sebők, Tunde Kuti, Jan Broeze, Marta Macias, Hans-Georg Brendle
By-products generated every year by the European fruit and cereal processing industry currently exceed several million tons. They are disposed of mainly through landfills and thus are largely unexploited sources of several valuable biobased compounds potentially profitable in the formulation of novel food products. The opportunity to design novel strategies to turn them into added value products and food ingredients via novel and sustainable processes is the main target of recently EC-funded FP7 project NAMASTE-EU...
September 25, 2013: New Biotechnology
Debasish Mitra, Indrani Mitra, Sanghamitra Bhattacharyya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2013: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Daniel Nicholls, Esther Chang, Amanda Johnson, Michel Edenborough
This article presents the mental health aspects of 'touch' associated with a funded research project: Avoiding 'high tech' through 'high touch' in end-stage dementia: Protocol for care at the end-of-life. These mental health aspects highlight the human need for touch that continues up until and inclusive of the final stages of life. This study was informed by Simard's (2007) 'high touch' protocol based on the End-of-Life Namaste Care programme for people with dementia. The article is situated in relation to the research project which used a three-phase mixed methods approach...
2013: Aging & Mental Health
Christian Duffin
Namaste Care is a programme developed in the United States to offer meaningful activities to care home residents with advanced dementia. The programme focuses on calming and soothing residents using sound, touch, smell and taste. These sensory techniques are delivered daily in a dedicated communal space. Christian Duffin visits a care home in Kent that has adopted the Namaste principles and talks to staff about the effect they have had on enabling residents to feel comforted and cared for. He also speaks to nurse consultant Jo Hockley who is leading a pilot study of the Namaste programme...
July 2012: Nursing Older People
Jennifer Trueland
The Namaste programme is a systematic method of treating people with advanced dementia. It uses sensory approaches - such as massage and aromatherapy - to reach people who are often overlooked at the end of their lives. Here, nurses in south London care homes explain how it has brought comfort and pleasure to the'silent residents' and made nursing more purposeful and rewarding.
June 27, 2012: Nursing Standard
Daniel J Raiten, Sorrel Namasté, Bernard Brabin
In 2006, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund released a joint statement advising that, in regions where the prevalence of malaria and other infectious diseases is high, iron and folic acid supplementation should be limited to those who are identified as iron-deficient. Although precipitated, in large part, by a recent report of adverse events associated with iron supplementation in children, questions about the risk/benefit of iron deficiency and mechanisms underlying potential adverse effects of iron in the context of infection are long-standing...
January 2011: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
Daniel J Raiten, Sorrel Namasté, Bernard Brabin, Gerald Combs, Mary R L'Abbe, Emorn Wasantwisut, Ian Darnton-Hill
The ability to develop evidence-based clinical guidance and effective programs and policies to achieve global health promotion and disease prevention goals depends on the availability of valid and reliable data. With specific regard to the role of food and nutrition in achieving those goals, relevant data are developed with the use of biomarkers that reflect nutrient exposure, status, and functional effect. A need exists to promote the discovery, development, and use of biomarkers across a range of applications...
August 2011: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Danuta Krotoski, Sorrel Namaste, Randa Kamal Raouf, Ibrahim El Nekhely, Michele Hindi-Alexander, Gilian Engelson, James W Hanson, R Rodney Howell
The second conference of the Middle East and North Africa newborn screening initiative: partnerships for sustainable newborn screening infrastructure and research opportunities was held in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt on April 12 to 14, 2008. Policy makers, health ministry representatives, health care providers, and experts from the region, Europe, Asia, and North America participated. The primary outcome was development of country plans of action to implement or expand newborn screening programs. Country representatives were grouped by current levels of national newborn screening activities based on a Needs Assessment Survey for national newborn screening programs and assisted by international technical experts...
September 2009: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
Joyce Simard, Ladislav Volicer
Namaste Care is a program designed to offer meaningful activities to nursing home residents with advanced dementia or those who cannot be engaged in traditional activities. This 7-day-a-week program is staffed by specially trained nursing assistants who provide activities of daily living in an unhurried manner, with a ''loving touch'' approach to care. The program takes place in a room with lowered lighting, soft music playing, and the scent of lavender. Analyses of Minimum Data Set data before the program were implemented and after residents were involved in the program for at least 30 days showed a decrease in residents' withdrawal, social interaction, delirium indicators, and trend for decreased agitation...
February 2010: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
J Simard
The Namaste Care Program is designed to provide meaningful activities through therapeutic touch, music and life review to nursing home residents with advanced dementia. This program has improved resident care, staff and family satisfaction while increasing census. Namaste Care is easy to initiate and does not require additional staff or expensive supplies. The experience of one long-term care company EPOCH Senior Living of Waltham Massachusetts USA which offers Namaste Care in their skilled nursing facilities is explained...
November 2007: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
L Volicer
Prolongation of human lifespan is increasing the number of individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other progressive dementia worldwide. There are about 5 million of these individuals in both United States and European Union and many more in other countries of the world (1). Because there is no curative treatment for these diseases, most individuals with dementia survive to an advanced stage of dementia at which time many of them require institutional care. Home care for individuals with advanced dementia and especially institutional care are very expensive and are becoming major public health problems...
November 2007: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
D A Scandura
Namaste Alzheimer Center, in Colorado Springs, CO, was founded in 1990 as a free-standing special care facility for persons suffering from Alzheimer's disease. We do not physically restrain our residents and make only minimal use of psychotropic drugs. We want our residents to be as free of restrictions as possible--and also as safe as possible. Sometimes these goals conflict. As our census climbed, the number of resident falls seemed to be climbing as well. We responded to this by charting the falls. The graphs showed us which residents had the most falls, which building wings most falls occurred in, and the times of day falls were most likely to occur...
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