Although the Department of Health favours improving access to psychological therapies many people with dementia are unable to access psychological interventions which could improve their quality of life, and that of their carers.
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) groups can improve cognition and quality of life for people with dementia. This article covers the development and evaluation of a home-based individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) programme for people with dementia which can be delivered by their family carer.
Orrell, M. Yates, LA. [and] Burns, A. [et al] (2012). Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for dementia (iCST): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 2012, Vol.13, 172. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].