International Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Centre



DEMCARES (Dementia Care in SCARF) is based in Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF), a WHO collaborative centre for mental health training in Chennai, India. It is a not-for-profit NGO. We provide clinical services including assessments and clinical management for persons with dementia. We run a day-hospital for dementia and are setting up a day-centre for dementia.

CST Adaptation & Translation

The adaptation and translation of the CST and MCST manuals is currently underway in our centre. We are conducting a feasibility study of using these adapted and translated versions of the CST and MCST manuals.


Dr. Sridhar Vaitheswaran MD
Consultant Psychiatrist & Coordinator 
Dementia Care in SCARF - DEMCARES
Schizophrenia Research Foundation (India)  
R/7A, North Main Road 
Anna Nagar West Extension 
Chennai 600 101
Email: sridhar.v@scarfindia.org
Web: www.scarfindia.orgwww.dementiaindia.org