International Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Centre




National Reference Centre for Alzheimer’s and Dementia care – Imserso (Centro de Referencia Estatal de atención a personas con enfermedad de Alzheimer y otras demencias – Imserso).
CRE Alzheimer. C/ Cordel de Merinas de Chamberí, 117, c/v a c/ Río Mondego, s/n 37008 Salamanca (Spain).
Tel: +34 923 285 700
Email: info@crealzheimer.es
Website: https://crealzheimer.imserso.es

Research Team

Enrique Pérez Sáez, Coordinator - Neuropsychologist
Teresa Rodríguez del Rey, Neuropsychologist
Tamara Marín Corchete, Neuropsychologist
Mireia Tofiño García, Occupational Therapist
Natalia Rosillo Carretero, Occupational Therapist
Irene González Mella, Occupational Therapist
Cristina Resines Pérez, Speech Therapist
M. José Martín Amaro, Speech Therapist
Idoia Zuñeda Urrutia, Psychologist
Raquel García Santelesforo, Psychologist
Beatriz Peláez Hernández, Social Worker

Translation of the CST manual

The Spanish manual was translated and adapted according to the guidelines by Aguirre et al. 2014 in collaboration with the International CST Centre, and will be published soon.

CST Research Projects

A multicentre study on the efficacy of the adaptation of CST for Spain (CST-ES) will be carried out during the year 2023.

Adapting Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia to the Spanish Culture.
The project involves the translation to Spanish language and cultural adaptation of the manuals for Group and Maintenance CST ('Making a Difference 1: An Evidence-based Group Programme to Offer Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) to People with Dementia' and 'Making a Difference 2: An Evidence-based Group Programme to Offer Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) to People with Dementia'). A pilot study is planned for 2021 to assess implementation and feasibility of CST.

Conference presentations

The project has been presented at two scientific conferences and has aroused the interest of professionals working with dementias in Spain: