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International Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Centre

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Contacts

Angela Berndt
Programme Director: Occupational Therapy. School of Health Sciences, City East Campus, University of South Australia, 108 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia. 
Email: angela.berndt@unisa.edu.au
Website: www.ach.org.au

Lenore de la Perrelle
Social Worker/ PhD Candidate. Department of Rehabilitation, Aged and Extended Care, Level 4, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Services Building, Flinders University, Bedford Park, SA 5042.
Email: lenore.delaperrelle@flinders.edu.au
Website: www.flinders.edu.au


CST provision

Since 2006, CST has been offered in a range of settings including residential services, hospital wards and transition care services (hospital to home transitions).CST principles have been incorporated into social groups in community settings since 2009.

CST research projects

Evaluation of the 2008 University of South Australia OT student placement at ACH Group, undertaken by the SA&NT Dementia Training Study Centre ( DTSC)  Final report March 2009 ISBN978-0-9805613-5-7

Joint evaluation with University of South Australia, DTSC and ACH Group assessed the success of the collaboration in improving outcomes for people with dementia and Graduate student experiences on placement.

Aged Care Psychiatry Service, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia

CST research projects

CST guide designed for Australian Use, Australian Journal of Dementia Care, 2016
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy - a pilot Australian Adaptation
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy: a pilot Australian adaptation DCRC Summary Report, July 2015
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy: a pilot Australian adaptation, Australian Journal of Dementia Care, Feb/March 2015
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy - a pilot Australian adaption, National Dementia Research Forum 2014, Sydney

Poster presentations

Alzheimer’s Australia’s 15th Annual Conference, Tasmania 14–17 May 2013
National Dementia Research Forum 2014, Sydney

Training

CST Training provided to aged care community support workers and residential staff.

Contacts

Daniella Kanareck (Daniella.Kanareck@health.nsw.gov.au)
Senior Social Worker
Aged Care Psychiatry Services / Memory Disorders Clinic
Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Natalie Narunsky (Natalie.Narunsky@health.nsw.gov.au)
Senior Occupational Therapist
Aged Care Psychiatry Services / Memory Disorders Clinic
Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Professor Brian Draper MBBS MD FRANZCP (b.draper@unsw.edu.au)
Professor (Conjoint), School of Psychiatry
University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
Director, Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry
Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick

Aged Care Psychiatry Service’s contact information:
Mailing address:
Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry
Euroa Centre
Prince of Wales Hospital
Randwick NSW 2031
Australia
Phone: +61 2 9382 3021
Fax: +61 2 9382 3762
Aged Care Psychiatry Service website
Dementia Collaborative Research Centre website