Cognitive rehabilitation is a set of personalised interventions or cognitive tasks that aim to improve individual’s cognitive abilities by retraining previously learned skills and teaching compensatory strategies. Cognitive rehabilitation is particularly indicated for people who had a stroke, a brain injury or have mild cognitive impairment or early stage dementia or other brain conditions such as ADHD.
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a brief intervention for people with mild to moderate dementia. CST can be delivered in groups or individually and includes a set of themed activities to stimulate thinking and memory abilities of people with dementia. Activities may involve word puzzles, games, music making, story telling and so on.