Free places available at dementia therapy sessions

Free places available at dementia therapy sessions

by Henry James (August 2022)

A COGNITIVE Stimulation Therapy course aimed at helping people living with dementia and their carers is looking for people to join them in West Lancashire.

The sessions, run by Age UK Lancashire, are starting in October and will be available in Ormskirk, Skelmersdale and Hesketh Bank.

Abigail Ellis, CST coordinator at Age UK Lancashire, said: “Cognitive Stimulation Therapy is the only non-drug treatment specifically recommended to improve cognition, independence and wellbeing for individuals living with mild to moderate dementia by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

“Each CST session is themed an includes a range of creative activities, music, topical discussion, physical activity, quizzes and word and number games.

The courses run for 12 weeks, followed by a special session for carers aimed at providing them with the tools and knowledge to continue supporting their loved ones in meaningful CST-based activities at home.

The courses start in at Age UK Lancashire Wellbeing Centre in Ormskirk on Monday, September 5, Hesketh Bank Community Centre on Tuesday, September 6 and in Skelmersdale Library on Wednesday , September 7.

The sessions are free and waiting lists may apply.

Each client will be given a suitability assessment prior to the course starting to ensure they will get the full benefit from attending.

For more information contact Age UK Lancashire on 0300 303 1234 or emailing

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