A growing number of studies is showing the benefits of using a dementia doll for doll therapy (or nurture therapy) for patients with Dementia and Alzheimers. Anyone who has held one of these dolls will know that there is a lot of comfort to be had from cuddling a doll, singing to it or talking to it.
A dementia doll can provide comfort, promote a sense of calm and give a focus for attachment for people with dementia. Studies using dementia dolls have seen dementia care patients show an increase in engagement and purpose.
Rubens Barn handmade dolls make perfect therapy dolls. Their emotive faces and substantial weighted bottoms give the comforting feeling you get from holding a real child but without the noise. They come with different skin colours, and in different sizes to suit any recipient. Each doll comes with a beautiful outfit that is easy to remove, and they fit into real baby clothes.