International Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Centre




Ms Olaide Olakehinde
University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
Email: lyde18@yahoo.com

Professor Adesola Ogunniyi
University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
Email: aogunniyi53@yahoo.com

CST research projects

A controlled trial of CST in dementia started in September 2014 Lalupon, Nigeria and another round is scheduled to take place by September 2018. Pilot studies have been completed in both sites using an adapted version of the CST manual. This work is part of the IDEA study- Identification and Interventions for Dementia in Elderly Africans which is a three year programme funded by Grand Challenges Canada.


  • Olakehinde O, Adebiyi A, Siwoku A, Mkenda S, Paddick SM, Gray WK, Walker RW, Dotchin CL,  Mushi D, Ogunniyi A. (2018) Managing dementia in rural Nigeria: feasibility of cognitive stimulation therapy and exploration of clinical improvements. Aging Ment Health. 24,1-5. doi:10.1080/13607863.2018.1484883. 

Translation of the CST manual

The manual has been adapted for use in sub-Saharan Africa and is currently in English only. It is currently unpublished but a copy can be supplied by email if required.