SUPPORT FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH MEMORY LOSS AND THEIR FAMILIES

The Facts About Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

If you can’t remember where you left your keys, join the crowd.  If you can’t remember what your keys are for, that’s another story.

There’s a prevailing misconception that Dementia is a normal part of aging – but it isn’t. Not a specific disease, dementia is a group of conditions characterized by impairment of at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and judgment and is caused by the loss of nerve cells in the brain as the result of disease.  Unfortunately, it’s a progressive condition and symptoms will get worse over time.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, an important component of OPICA’s Brain Train, is an increasingly popular and successful way to treat the symptoms of mild to moderate dementia. It’s also very enjoyable. Find out all the basic information you need to know.  Read more…

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