International Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Centre




Dr. Yuda Turana, MD (Neurologist)
Professor in Neurology 
School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia
Email: yuda.turana@atmajaya.ac.id ; yudamd@yahoo.com
Twitter: @yuda_turana

Berliany Venny Sipollo
Department of Gerontology Nursing
Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Panti Waluya Malang
Email: berlianyvenny@rocketmail.com

CST Provision

CST is not yet part of a treatments accessible in government-funded healthcare services. Several day centres and programmes aimed at older people have implemented CST-inspired approach, although there might be differences in the structure of the activities.

CST Research Projects

Currently we are doing a 3-arms intervention study, consisting of groups of community-dwelling older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) receiving CST and Brain Vitality Exercise, CST only, and treatment as usual. The study also serves as a capacity building opportunity for local cadres to be facilitators.

There have been several other studies on CST adaptation effectiveness on older people with mild-to-moderate dementia in nursing homes which consisted of respondents with predominantly lower level of education.

CST Publications

  • Membuat suatu perubahan. Cognitive Stimulation therapy. In: “Making a difference”  (Bahasa Indonesia version) 
  • Prasetya V. G. H, Halim M. S., Adhiatma W.,  Turana Y., Sani T. P. (2020) Cognitive stimulation therapy on older women with dementia in Indonesia;  the impact on executive function.  [Poster session]. Alzheimer's Disease International Virtual International Conference.
  • Sanchia N. Halim MS. (2019) Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment: an Experimental Study in a Nursing Home. NEURONA, 36(4), 258 -64. https://ejournal.neurona.web.id/index.php/neurona/article/view/83
  • Turana Y, Sani TP, Prasetya V, et al. The effect of CST intervention frequency and combination with other intervention modalities in elderly with Cognitive impairment.