Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)

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For more information on how to apply contact Stephanie:

Phone: 087 1995171

Email: Stephanie.Kearns@sjog.ie

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy – 2024

 

CST Sessions take place every Friday from 11am to 12.30pm at the DLR LexIcon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire, A96 H283

Contact Stephanie for more information on how to apply:

What is Cognitive Stimulation Therapy?

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy works well for people who have been diagnosed with Dementia and are at the mild to Moderate stage. This therapy involves meeting once per week for 14 weeks to engage in a structured themed activity. The aim of CST is to engage and actively stimulate people living with dementia with the added social benefits of being in a group.

Each session has a different topic such as music, food, being creative or word games but the format of each session is the same, following a specific structure in terms of the participants, facilitators, time and place. The sessions focus on activities which encourage participants to share their opinions rather than requiring them to ‘know’ information or facts.

CST targets cognitive and social functioning of people with mild to moderate dementia, meaning that it aims to improve and stimulate their memory, thinking and language skills as well as having a social element. The aim is to deliver the sessions in a fun and relaxed environment which help to strengthen people’s abilities and help them to feel socially connected and supported.

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