Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) at Frankton Library

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)

A new therapy programme aiming to bring people living with dementia together is re-starting at Frankton Library.

This programme is being offered by Alzheimer’s Queenstown to people living in the district who have mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. CST is proven to improve memory and mood. This is a FREE community event. Bookings are essential as space is limited.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is specifically developed for people living with mild to moderate dementia, cognitive impairment or memory loss. CST’s known benefits include

  • Improved memory
  • Improved quality of life
  • A positive effect on mood

Sessions are aimed to actively engage people living with dementia, whilst providing an optimal atmosphere for stimulating the mind along with the social benefits of being in a group environment.

CST’s key principles:

  • Person-centered
  • Respectful
  • Engaging
  • Inclusive
  • Maximises potential of individuals
  • Builds and strengthens relationships
  • Options based
  • Fun

When are the sessions held?

  • Every Monday until April 3, 2023.
  • Ever Wednesday until April 5, 2023.
  • Sessions run from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

How do I book a spot?

Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. To secure a place contact Gayle on 027 441 4960 or email

This program is facilitated by Alzheimers Otago with generous funding supplied by The ADEPT MACTODD Charitable Trust.