Individual cognitive stimulation therapy (iCST) dementia training

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82 Brockley Rise

Forest Hill

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SE23 1LN

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iCST can benefit people with dementia and their carers relationship quality and carer well-being and motivate them keep mind active.

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Why was the study of individual Cognitive Stimulation therapy (iCST) done?

iCST is based on the evidence-based group Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for people with dementia, which has been found to be beneficial for cognition and quality of life.

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.

The clinical effectiveness of iCST for people with dementia and their carers

iCST is an evidence-based intervention that can benefit people with dementia and their carers relationship quality and carer well-being. Taking part in the iCST intervention motivated people with dementia to keep their mind active and look for more information related to mental stimulation.

What does the training involve?

iCST training is a cognitive and psychosocial educational programme using a teacher and a learner-centred approach. This training includes transferring theories and research evidence into clinical practice and applying the iCST key principle, techniques through role play, video observations and completion of practical exercises. This training has been found to be a part of professional development.

iCST dementia training is suitable for

Carers of people living with dementia, formal carers, healthcare professionals and anyone with an interest in the carer-delivered individual Cognitive Stimulation therapy for people dementia.

The iCST Dementia Training programme aims to equip trainees with knowledge and skills to deliver iCST in a standardised, person-centred and effective way.

Learning objectives

• Recognise various cognitive and psychosocial interventions in dementia

• Learn about carer involvement in cognition-based interventions; a theoretical framework and interventions

• Learn how iCST was designed and evaluated and the iCST trial results

• Familiarise with the 75 iCST sessions

• Learn how to apply the key principles of iCST

• Learn techniques and practice effective communication skills

• Develop problem-solving strategies to deliver iCST sessions

We offer discount for family carers

If require assistance with the booking procedure please contact Dr Phuong Leung at phuong@icstdementiatraining.co.uk

For further information about iCST dementia training please visit

https://www.icstdementiatraining.co.uk

Trainer: Dr Phuong Leung, the founder of the iCST dementia training and a dementia researcher at the Division of Psychiatry, University College London. Her research role/PhD was to design, develop, and evaluate the effects of iCST for people with dementia and their carers. She developed the iCST dementia training programme and has extensive clinical experience working with people with dementia, their carers, and healthcare professionals in facilitating iCST training nationally and internationally. She is the co-author of the "Making a difference 3" Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, a manual for carers.

Previous iCST Dementia training feedback;

“Being able to ask and learn from the experts! Feeling that I can do something positive for both Dad and for myself. Understanding that there is time to make a positive difference. I found it all useful. A privilege to be able to be part of the training…It would be wonderful to see this valuable technique rolled out more widely”

“Learning different techniques for asking questions to stimulate a response”

“The training gave me a detailed understanding of iCST and some training in its practical application…I really enjoyed the training today. It has been inspirational!”

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82 Brockley Rise

Forest Hill

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SE23 1LN

United Kingdom

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