Tag Archives: Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)

Exploring How Digital Technology and Social Media Can Support People Living With Dementia (Nominet Trust)

Summary This blog post on the Nominet Trust website explores the growing number of ways by which access to the internet and the use digital technology can help to support people living with dementia and enhance their quality of life. This website contains many useful … Continue reading

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Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia (iCST): RCT Study Protocol (Trials)

Summary 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 … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication (British Psychological Society)

Summary The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) has released the “Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication” report in support of the Dementia Action Alliance’s campaign against the over-prescription of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia. This report shows how evidence-based … Continue reading

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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia: Systematic Review of Effectiveness (University College London)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) is a psychological intervention offering a range of activities for people with … Continue reading

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Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) In Practice: a Research Protocol

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a psychosocial evidence-based group intervention for people with dementia recommended by NICE guidelines. This study … Continue reading

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Dementia Tsar Shines Light on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for People with Dementia (Department of Health, Dementia)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary Professor Alistair Burns (National Clinical Dementia Director, Department of Health) recently drew attention to a Cochrane review into the benefits … Continue reading

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Who Benefits Most From Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)? (University College London)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary The study investigated the factors which predict who is likely to benefit from Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST). Two hundred and seventy-two … Continue reading

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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST): Guiding Principles

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary The 18 key principles of CST, listed on the Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) website, are: Mental stimulation. New ideas, thoughts and associations. … Continue reading

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Economic Evaluation of Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drugs for Individuals Living with Dementia (NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012; and later in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary This economic evaluation of the … Continue reading

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