Dementia Support Services

 

DO YOU SUFFER FROM MEMORY LOSS, DIFFICULTIES IN THINKING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND SPEAKING?

 

If so, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy can have a positive impact on these symptoms. Why not come along to one of our CST Groups. All these services are suitable for people with memory problems:

COGNITIVE STIMULATION THERAPY (CST) – Wednesday   (£6 a session)

CST is a therapy for people with mild to moderate dementia, shown in research to have positive impact on people’s levels of cognition, communication and quality of life, the group comprises 14 sessions, each lasting 1 hour and are for 6-8 people.

The sessions are quite structured and follow a set of ‘Key Principles’ which ensure stimulating, positive, person centred therapy is delivered. It is important to attend all 14 sessions if possible, to gain the maximum benefit.

MAINTENANCE COGNITIVE STIMULATION THERAPY (CST) – £6 a session

MCST is a follow on from the initial CST group, it follows a similar format, and we are now able to make this an ongoing group, with no set end date.  (Individual reviews will take place every 4 months.)  The aim of this group is to maintain the benefits achieved in the CST group.  In all the activities.  these groups could contain up to 12 people, and also last an hour.  This is specifically for people who have previously attended CST.

THURSDAY CONVERSATION GROUP (9.30am – 10.30am ) — £6 a session

This is an ongoing ‘coffee and chat’ style group, using the principles of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. People often attend this group while they are waiting for their CST group to start. It is a good place to get to know others who may be waiting to attend the same CST group. It is a relaxed group, lead by staff and volunteers trained in CST. This is a group that carers can attend as well if they wish.

Contact Sarah to attend this group.

THURSDAY ACTIVITY GROUP -11am – 2pm – £20 (including lunch)

This group offers a variety of physical activities e.g. Carpet bowls, table tennis, snooker as well as board games, arts and crafts, and other activities, including singing and exercise sessions and local walks. This group also offers occasional outings. Many people enjoy gardening therefore; we are creating a sensory garden just outside the ACT Centre. This will be a therapeutic place for people to work in and a beautiful place to spend time in.
Contact Sarah to attend this group

THURSDAY AFTERNOON GROUPS –  2pm – 3pm – £6 a session

These groups will be covering a variety of things from using tablet computers to shared listening to music or poetry. We will also be using the ‘Key Principles’ and activities of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, so this group can be seen as an informal Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy group.

Please contact Sarah for further information.

OUTREACH SUPPORT SERVICE

This service offers a trained practitioner to provide support in the home. The cost for this is £12 for 45 minutes or £8 for drop in checks of up to 40 minutes.
Contact Sarah to discuss this service further or to arrange a home assessment

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CARERS SUPPORT GROUP – 1st Wednesday of each month 2pm – 3.15 pm- No need to book you can just turn up


TRAINING FOR CARERS — £10 for a 2 hour session

A training session to help understand the needs of the person living with dementia. To offer hints, tips and share experiences. We will also look at some of the practical help available . Please contact Sarah for further information.

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 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: SARAH PURDY RMN

 DEMENTIA SERVICES DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

(Formerly training and coordinating Cognitive Stimulation Therapy within the NHS)

 TEL. 01263 733385

EMAIL sarah@aylshamcaretrust.com

 Reg. Charity No. 296411        AYLSHAM & DISTRICT CARE TRUST (ACT)

St. Michael’s Avenue

Aylsham, Norwich, NR11 6YA