Title Complete Guide to Doll Therapy for People Living With Alzheimer's Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Everyday Health Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 08/06/2020 Description Of all the non-drug interventions used to help people with Alzheimer’s dementia — such as art therapy, animal therapy, gardening therapy, and music therapy — doll therapy stands out as uniquely controversial.
Used in some nursing homes and memory-care units at senior living facilities, doll therapy involves giving a person with dementia a doll to hold as if it were a baby. Residents might rock the doll, sing to it, and cuddle it. Staff might bring out dolls for residents to share during supervised sessions or give a resident their own doll to keep nearby day and night.
Producer/Author Everyday Health (Pamela Kaufman) URL https://www.everydayhealth.com/alzheimers-disease/complete-guide-to-doll-therapy-for-people-living-with-alzheimers/ Persons Gary Mitchell
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Doll Therapy
- Older People
- Care Homes
- Non-Pharmacological Interventions