Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

What does it do?

Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) is an evidence-based programme aimed at people with mild to moderate dementia. It is the only non-drug treatment recommended to improve cognition, independence, and well-being by NICE.

We are running weekly sessions where members take part in meaningful and stimulating activities, which are proven to help maintain memory and mental functioning, in a friendly, fun and supportive environment. We will run face to face sessions, as well as online sessions for those who might be reluctant to attend an in-person group, or face transport issues.

Staff are specifically trained in MCST, and run a series of activities including discussions, word games, quizzes, physical, creative and musical activities.