Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) has made a huge global, clinical impact since its inception, and this landmark book is the first to draw all the published research together in one place. Edited by experts in the intervention, including members of the workgroup who initially developed the therapy, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia features contributions from authors across the globe, providing a broad overview of the entire research programme.
The book demonstrates how CST can significantly improve cognition and quality of life for people with dementia, and offers insight on the theory and mechanisms of change, as well as discussion of the practical implementation of CST in a range of clinical settings. Drawing from several research studies, the book also includes a section on culturally adapting and translating CST, with case studies from countries such as Japan, New Zealand and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia will be essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students involved in the study of dementia, gerontology and cognitive rehabilitation. It will also be of interest to health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, nurses and social workers.
About the Author
Dr Lauren A. Yates is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Dr Jen Yates is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Professor Martin Orrell is Director of the Institute of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Dr Aimee Spector is Reader in Clinical Psychology at University College London, UK.
Professor Bob Woods is Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at Bangor University, UK.