CST

We offer Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) programmes for people aged 65 and over with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or dementia.

CST is an internationally recognised programme aimed at stimulating the working mind. Research has shown that CST is as effective as medication prescribed to preserve brain function. Check out our research references for further information.

Themed sessions use recall and routine, assisting participants with focus, mood, remembering and language skills. Activities include number and word exercises, current affairs, discussions, creativity, categorisation and light physical movement.

Group programmes cater for 6 to 8 people. Groups meet for one hour twice a week for 7 weeks. They follow on from this with a maintenance programme once a week for 4 to 6 months.

One-to-one sessions can be tailored to meet individual people’s needs.

We can carry out assessments before and after participation to help both you and us evaluate the benefits of involvement.

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