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International Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Centre

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Contacts

Prof Erika Borella
Department of General Psychology
School of Psychology
University of Padova
Italy
Email: erika.borella@unipd.it
Website: dpg.unipd.it/en/en/en/erika-borella

Dr Simona Gardini
Gruppo Sostegno
Alzheimer Fidenza
Email: simona.gardini@gmail.com

Dr Samantha Pradelli
Primary Care
AULSS 7 Pedemontana NHS
Email: samantha.pradelli@aulss7.veneto.it
Website: aulss7.veneto.it/ 

Dr Alessandra Lobbia
Gruppo Sostegno
Alzheimer Fidenza
Email: lobbia.alessandra@gmail.com

Dr Elisa Salvalaio
Centro Servizi Anni Sereni Scorzè -VE-
Email: salvalaio.elisa@gmail.com

Dr Emanuela Capotosto
Dementia-special care units
ISRAA-Istituto Servizi di Residenza e Assistenza Anziani
Email: capotosto.emanuela@gmail.com

CST provision

CST is provided in some Dementia Care residential and semi-residential Centers, and Memory Clinics across Italy. A national web site is available to offer information and training opportunities on CST

CST research projects

Manuals on CST and iCST are available, a multi-centric study on a large sample (more than 200 people) is concluding. The CST-IT group is working to disseminate the CST protocol across Italy and to include this intervention in national guidelines, as recommended interventions for people with mild-moderate dementia.

CST Publications

  • Borella, E., Lobbia, A., Michelini, G., Faggian, S., & Gardini, S. (2016). Promuovere il ben-essere nella persona con demenza. Una guida pratica per la stimolazione cognitiva ad uso del famigliare e del caregiver. Milano: FrancoAngeli.
    Gardini, S., Pradelli, S., Faggian, S., & Borella, E. (2015). La Terapia di Stimolazione Cognitiva: Un intervento efficace per la persona con demenza. Programma Base e di Mantenimento della Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST). Milano: FrancoAngeli. 

  • Capotosto, E., Gardini, S., Faggian, S., Piras, F., Belacchi, C., Mantoan, V., Salvalaio, E., Pradelli, S., & Borella, E. (2017) Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in the Italian context: its efficacy in cognitive and non- cognitive measures in older adults with dementia? International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32, 331-340. 

  • Lobbia, A., Carbone, E., Piras, F., Faggian, S., Gardini, S., Spector, A., & Borella, E. (2019). The efficacy of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for people with mild-to-moderate dementia: A review. European Psychologist, 24(3), 257-277. 

  • Piras, F., Carbone, E., Faggian, S., Salvalaio, E, Gardini, S., Borella, E. (2017). Efficacy of cognitive stimulation therapy for older adults with vascular dementia. Dementia Neuropsychololgia, 11, 434-441. 

  • Pradelli, S., Faggian, S., & Pavan, G. (2019). Protocolli di intervento per le demenze: Terapie farmacologiche cognitivo-comportamentali per fronteggiare i sintomi del deterioramento. FrancoAngeli.