Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (COGS) - Faversham

Age UK Kent Rivers run Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (COGS) Clubs for those living with mild to moderate Dementia, which provides support, stimulating activities and fun, as well as a chance to socialise with others.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a short-term programme for people with mild to moderate Dementia, and is the only non-drug treatment recommended to improve cognition, independence and well-being by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The sessions involve actively stimulating and engaging people whilst in a group setting. Whilst the day is focused around providing a supportive atmosphere and activities for clients, it can also provide respite for friends and family and can make caring responsibilities more manageable.

According to Dementia and Psychology specialists at University College London, the effects of people being treated with CST appear to be comparable with those treated with anti-dementia drugs.

Categories:
Day centres
Connecting with others
Managing a long-term health condition
Mental health
Services for older people
Service access criteria:

Available for people aged 50 and over with dementia living in the Faversham area. 

Additional needs catered for:
Dementia friendly
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