Memory Connections is a new group that uses Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) to support older people living in Bristol with mild to moderate dementia.
MCST is a weekly one to two-hour long programme developed to support and improve memory skills for people living with mild to moderate dementia. It is the only non-drug treatment recommended to improve cognition, independence and well-being by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
We will be running two groups each week. The groups provide a supportive environment where people can take part in fun activities and build new friendships. Group members will be able to take part in meaningful and stimulating activities, proven to help maintain memory and mental functioning.
A face-to-face group will meet on Mondays from 10am-12pm. We are meeting in Bristol city centre at the New Room, John Wesley Chapel, Horsefair, BS1 3HB. At the same time as the face-to-face group, there will be a space for carers to also meet if they wish. Carers are welcome to stay and have a cup of tea and a chat. Face-to-face sessions will cost £25, £8 for those on pension credit.