An introduction to
Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST)
Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) is a cognitive and psychosocial one to one intervention for people with dementia. It is based on the evidence-based group Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for people with mild to moderate dementia, which has been found to be beneficial for cognition and quality of life (2 & 3).
The individual CST programme is delivered by a relative or close friend of the person with dementia for:
3 times a week
over 25 weeks
iCST offers one-to-one structured cognitive stimulation sessions for people with dementia delivered by carers at their own home. There is a total of 75 activity sessions based on a variety of themes including life story, word games, quizzes, art, reminiscence, discussion of current affairs and being creative (4).