Cochrane Review supportive of cognitive stimulation therapy for people with dementia

Source: Department of Health – Dementia

Follow this link for the Cochrane ReviewCognitive stimulation to improve cognitive functioning in people with dementia (full-text)

Date of publication: February 2012

Publication type: website

In a nutshell: A recent Cochrane review of Cognitive Stimulation has concluded that ‘cognitive stimulation programmes benefit cognition in people with mild to moderate dementia over and above any medication effects.’ CST is starting to be used in community, care home and hospital settings and was also strongly endorsed by the latest World Alzheimers Report.

Simple to run, fun to participate in and cost effective according to an LSE study, CST is starting to benefit people in hospitals, living in care homes and the community.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a psychosocial, evidence-based, group intervention for people with dementia recommended by the UK NICE guidelines.

Length of publication: 81 pages


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