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Brainwaves (previously COGS clubs) are weekly sessions for people with mild to moderate dementia.

Who is Brainwaves for?

Brainwaves has been set up to help people experiencing problems with their memory. This club aims to encourage members to participate in purposeful activity in order to develop or maintain active minds.

How can we help?

Our Brainwaves clubs are modelled on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST).

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy is a programme of structured activity sessions for small groups of people with dementia. Research has shown it works as well as, if not better than, medication. Investigation has also shown that exposure to music and other arts can help people with dementia reconnect with themselves and even slow down the rate of their illness.


What Brainwaves offers?

We offer the opportunity for people with dementia to have enjoyable experiences and good times. They crucially also provide carers with an opportunity to have someone to confide in and to take a significant break in their day.

What our aim is?

Our aim is for people with dementia and their carers to have choice and control as well as remaining independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

Brainwaves provides the opportunity for them to recall or develop new skills in activities and to facilitate the transfer of these skills to activities at home.

How much does it cost?

We charge £13.50 per session. Each session run for 2.5 hours. 


How often and where?

At the moment we have 3 groups running - we run one in Hemel Hempstead, one in Tring and one in Bourne End. Please call us at 01442 259049  or email if you are interested. Addresses, days and times are listed below:  

Hemel Hempstead

Leader:- Sue Bond

Address: Phyllis Courtnage House, Smithfield, Highfield, Hemel Hempstead

Day:- Monday's

Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

To join please contact Bernice on  to see if there are spaces or to be added to the waiting list.



Leader: Jo Smith

Address: Pond Close Sheltered Housing Communal Lounge, Tring, HP23 5BE

Day: Tuesday’s

Time: 1.30pm-4:00pm

To join please contact Bernice on to see if there are spaces or to be added to the waiting list.


Bourne End

Leader’s: Jo Smith & Mark Frost

Address: Bourne End Village Hall, London Rd, Bourne End, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2RH

Day Wednesday’s

Time: 1:30pm-4pm

This club is currently full with a waiting list, contact Bernice on interested.