This delightful munchkin is surprisingly lifelike and has a light skin tone, brown hair, and blue eyes. The contented and peaceful expression shows just how much baby is loved and is being well taken care of. Newborn Nursery babies are designed to look and feel like real babies, and at just over 48 cm long and approximately 1.6kg, this baby is a delightful handful. Bring baby home and fall in love!
Child Representation/Doll Therapy: Why does it improve the well-being of some older adults with dementia?
Dolls have a remarkable effect on women and men in the moderate to late stages of dementia. They are calming, soothing and bring the person back to a time in their life when they felt useful and had a sense of purpose, when caring for a baby was their number one priority. Giving someone a “baby” doll brings them back to that safe and secure time in their life and these high quality dolls are guaranteed to fulfill our instinctive need to care, to love and to be loved. People living with dementia can gain comfort from the companionship that a doll can provide and can act as a constant figure in their lives, overcoming loneliness.
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Child Representation/Doll therapy will be most enjoyed by people in the moderate to late stages of dementia. Click here to find out more about the effects of doll therapy on people with dementia.
If you need help choosing an appropriate activity for someone affected by dementia, click here to view our guidelines.