Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

1 Day

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Course Outline


Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a proven, simple, effective therapy, recommended by NICE for people with mild to moderate dementia, but until now, not easily accessible. It provides a meaningful group activity that can be adapted and offered to new and existing residents to encourage the formation of friendship groups and ease the transition to life in a residential home.

On completion delegates will be able to:


  • To gain an understanding of how and why CST was developed
  • To receive brief introduction to the research studies and their conclusions
  • To learn how to assess suitability of clients for CST
  • To recognise when CST would not be appropriate for a client
  • To be able to choose an appropriate setting and environment for CST sessions
  • To learn how to structure the sessions and content
  • To learn basic facilitation skills and how to manage difficult situations
  • To be able to assess and document progress of clients

This course is suitable for:


  • Adult social care workers
  • Activity co-ordinators
  • Team Leaders
  • Registered Managers