Doll therapy is at last being used by a growing number of care homes across the UK for people with dementia. We now understand more about the benefits of using dolls and soft toys and can explain to family members how they can bring about a real sense of well being for their loved ones with dementia.
There are various theories as to why doll therapy works. Some believe it brings back happy memories of parenthood and of being useful and needed. For some residents, doll therapy is "very much a nurturing thing as it gives them a sense of meaning and purpose".
These dolls are beautifully hand-made in Sweden and their outfits are delightful. Dolls have a weighted bottom which means they have the feel of a real baby and are just the right size to cradle in your arms.
Dolls can be machine washable on a lukewarm soft cycle.
Size: (h) 50cm. Weight: 1000g.
Emily is soft bodied, has a washable fleecy outfit plus eyes that close. She is ideal for doll therapy for use with people with dementia to nurture.