Alzheimers Taranaki Cognitive Skills course is for people recently diagnosed with dementia. Referral from a medical professional is preferred due to the small group size and the need for people to have a diagnosis and be in the early stages of the disease.
The first course for the year will be held at the Alzheimers Taranaki building in New Plymouth - Tautāwhi - 14 Manakohi Street, Spotswood, starting Tuesday 13 February 2024.
This program is designed to improve cognitive function, enhance communication skills, boost confidence and mood, and empower those affected with dementia.
The Cognitive Skills course, also known as Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, involves a series of enjoyable and multisensory activities intended to exercise the brain and preserve skills. It's a relaxed, safe, and nurturing environment, facilitated by two trained staff, where people can share their journey with others undergoing similar experiences. The course runs in small groups of 6 to 8 people and spans seven weeks.
Alzheimers Taranaki prefer referral from a medical professional due to the small group size and the need for people to have a diagnosis and be in the early stages of the disease.
Please get in touch with Gill Lambert, Alzheimers Taranaki educator, via email at email@example.com or by phone 06 769 6916 or 027 369 3397.
Alzheimers Taranaki will be holding up to four courses over the year including at least one in Hawera.
Visit the Alzheimers Taranaki website for more details about the Cognitive Skills course.