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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia

History, Evolution and Internationalism, 1st Edition

Edited by Lauren A. Yates, Jennifer Yates, Martin Orrell, Aimee Spector, Bob Woods


270 pages | 17 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

Preface (Martin Orrell)

List of Contributors

Section 1: Overview of CST and Related Approaches

1. Introduction (Aimee Spector)

2. Cognitive Stimulation, Training and Rehabilitation: The Bigger Picture (Javier Olazaran and Ruben Muniz)

Section 2: The CST Research Findings

3. CST: Development Process (Bob Woods)

4. Group Cognitive Stimulation Therapy: Clinical Trials (Martin Orrell and Lene Thorgrimsen-Forrester)

5. Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) (Lauren A. Yates)

6. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy: Implementation in Practice (Amy Streater)

7. Involving Family Carers in Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (Jenny Cove)

Section 3. The CST Process – How Does it Work?

8. People’s Experiences of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy: A Qualitative Understanding (Phuong Leung)

9. Neuropsychological Aspects of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (Bridget TY Liu, Antony CL Au, and Gloria HY Wong)

Section 4: CST: An International Perspective

10. Guidelines for Adapting Cognitive Stimulation Therapy to Other Cultures (Elisa Aguirre and Katja Werheid)

11. Japan (Katsuo Yamanaka, Yugo Ueda, and Chihiro Matsuda)

12. New Zealand (Gary Cheung and Kathryn Peri)

13. United States (Janice Lundy, Deborah Hayden, Marla Berg-Weger, Daniel B. Stewart, and John Morley)

14. China (Zhaorui Liu, Yueqin Huang, Tao Li, and Guangming Xu)

15. India (Sridhar Vaitheswaran, Monisha Lakshminarayanan, and Shruti Raghuraman)

16. Sub-Saharan Africa (Stella-Marie Paddick, Sarah Mkenda, Godfrey Mbowe, Aloyce Kisoli, William K. Gray Catherine L. Dotchin, Adesola Ogunniyi, John Kissima, Olaide Olakehinde, Declare Mushi, Akeem Siwoku, Babatunde Adediran and Richard Walker)

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Aging and Mental Health Research

In the 21st century, the world’s aging population is growing more rapidly than ever before. This is driving the international research agenda to help older people live better for longer, and to find the causes and cures for chronic diseases, such as dementia. This series provides a forum for the rapidly expanding field by investigating the relationship between the aging process and mental health. It compares and contrasts scientific and service developments across a range of settings, including the mental changes associated with normal and abnormal or pathological aging, as well as the psychological and psychiatric problems of the aging population.

The series encourages an integrated approach between biopsychosocial models and etiological factors to promote better strategies, therapies and services for older people. This will create a strong alliance between the theoretical, experimental and applied sciences to provide an original and dynamic focus, integrating the normal and abnormal aspects of mental health in aging so that theoretical issues can be set in the context of important new practical developments in this field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adulthood & Aging