Table 3

Characteristics of the people with dementia who received Namaste sessions (n=16)

% (n)/mean [SD]Range
Age (years)82 [10]63–98
Country
 Netherlands44 (7)
 UK56 (9)
Gender: female81 (13)
Type of dementia
 Alzheimer’s disease44 (7)
 Vascular dementia12 (2)
 Other/mixed25 (4)
 Unknown19 (3)
Bedford Alzheimer Nursing Severity Scale15 [5]8–25
 Severe dementia (score ≥17)44 (7)
Perceived caregiving burden visual analogue scale7 [2]2–10
  • Bedford Alzheimer Nursing Severity Scale (BANS-S), range: 7–28, higher scores indicate more severe dementia.

  • Perceived caregiving burden visual analogue scale (VAS), range: 0–10, higher scores indicate a higher burden.