WHY WAS THE STUDY OF ICST DONE?

  • CST is a structured group activity programme for people with dementia that has been shown to improve quality of life (QOL) and cognition (3 & 4).

  • CST is recommended by organisations such as the Alzheimer's Disease International and the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (5).

  • Although CST is becoming more widely available both in the UK and internationally, some people may not have access to groups because groups are not available near their home, they are not able to get to centres offering groups because of transport, health, or mobility problems, or they would prefer not to do group activities.