Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, Tipperary
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, CST, is an evidence-based group intervention for people with mild to moderate dementia.
Usually a group of up to ten people meet once or twice a week for 14 weeks. Your coordinator will plan themed activities that aim to provide stimulation for thinking, concentration and memory. Activities can include number games, creativity and categorising.
Research evidence suggests that CST can benefit cognitive function, quality of life, well-being, communication and social interaction. CST has also been recommended by the NICE SCIE Guidelines (2006) for all individuals with mild-moderate dementia. You can read more about CST at www.cstdementia.com
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland trained a number of coordinators to run CST groups in Sligo, Galway and Ballina/Killaloe for people living in North Tipperary, Ennis Co. Clare, North Cork, North Kerry and Limerick.