Support in Cornwall

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy – Evidence-based support for people living with mild to moderate dementia.

  • Our informal group workshops are proven to slow the progress of dementia through Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)*
  • Meet online with others and enjoy talking exercises designed to help with thinking
  • We offer a FREE course of 15 weekly workshops
  • FREE rolling groups are now also in place after the initial 15 weeks for those that wish to continue so if you like it you don’t have to stop!

Memory Matters have been running CST workshops for 10 years and have a wealth of experience in engaging people living with dementia in a fun, friendly atmosphere which promotes thinking skills. 

CST follows a simple structure including: 

  • Music or song
  • Current affairs chat
  • Word warm-up exercise 
  • Subtle orientation to time and place
  • The main topic of focus which is different for each workshop e.g. Word Games, Sounds, Childhood, Household Treasures, Categorising Objects, Money

Workshops are fun and light-hearted, and there tends to be as much laughter as thinking that goes on. 

“Today we looked at pictures of children playing outdoors and discussed and made a list of all the things we used to play when we were young. I remember hop flag on the flagstone outside.”Clare, 99 years old, Bodmin (first time using the internet)

Due to the pandemic, our workshops all currently take place online. We will help you every step of the way to get online to get into the workshop. 

Online workshops are one hour in length. 

If you are living with mild to moderate dementia, or know someone who is and you are interested to find out about attending a workshop, call Clarinda on 07542091642 or email clarinda.memorymatters@gmail.com for an informal chat. 

“It’s so nice to see everyone whilst they’re sat in their own rooms.”Jose, St. Austell

We can’t wait to get back to meeting face to face and when we do this, this is where we will be…

Bodmin (Mondays)
St. Austell (Tuesdays)
Liskeard (Wednesdays)
Newquay (Thursdays)

The workshops run once a week for 15 weeks and you will attend the same venue every week. 

In normal times the workshops run from 10am – 12pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm.