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Doll therapy
10-26-2017, 08:10 AM
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Doll therapy
I have been finding a lot of articles about doll therapy and am rather disappointed at some of the comments. it seems to be that the reactions (many bad) are about the families and how this therapy makes them feel and not so much about the parent.

https://www.alzheimers.net/8-6-14-doll-t...lzheimers/


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10-26-2017, 03:11 PM
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RE: Doll therapy
I think it is sometimes very hard for people especially the children to see their Mother with a doll. The Mother they have known all their life would never think a doll was a real baby and I guess to see her talking to and rocking a doll would be quite unsettling. I saw my Grandfather with alzheimer's and my Grandmother being in denial as she just wanted him to be the same as he always was. We found she was still expecting him to run hot baths and make her cups of tea even when he was at the stage of cleaning his teeth with hair cream. If my elderly Mother has dementia and it makes her happy I would definitely make her a doll. She actually has a toddler doll I made her already but she doesn't have dementia. I can understand the families reactions, they are not trying to be mean or uncaring it would be hard to watch your parent slowly returning back to childhood. Hopefully after a while they would realise these dolls do bring her happiness but I understand the initial shock.

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10-26-2017, 09:38 PM
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RE: Doll therapy
I agree that it would be heartbreaking to watch your parent suffer from the effects of dementia or Alzheimer's, but what would be the harm of something that would bring them comfort at such a time?

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10-27-2017, 07:46 AM
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RE: Doll therapy
I honestly see no difference between doll therapy and animal therapy, I know that people in nursing homes love having animals around and they soothe the soul so what harm does having a doll when it does the same thing.

I know how hard it is on family members but it is not about them and if something makes my old dears life better then they can have it


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