Source: Department of Health – Dementia
Follow this link for the Cochrane Review – Cognitive 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