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Doll and pet therapy is a known resource in working with those living with Alzheimer's, Dementia, Anxiety Disorders and for the elderly who are isolated. Using a Teddy Bear, Animated Cat or a Baby Doll can be an effective way to decrease stress, agitation and depression. A caregiver can use doll therapy for those with dementia as a way to put responsibility, caring and structure back into the lives of those afflicted. Realistic dolls and pets have to be introduced to those with Alzheimer's very carefully. From experience, introducing the doll or pet in a controlled atmosphere allows those with dementia to take responsibility rather than just giving them the doll to play with. Dolls and pets can help a person who is not verbalizing to initiate speech again. It is part of the basic thought process to speak, hum or sing to a baby in your arms. The therapy doll can have its clothes washed, folded and put away and then dressed the next day. Even our teddy bears brings soothing comfort as they can be heated to bring warmth and companionship to a loved-one. Whether it is a realistic baby doll, a musical bear or a furry friend that purrs, doll and pet therapy for those in need has been proven to work!
Doll Therapy can help a person with memory loss who is not verbalizing to initiate speech again. It is part of the basic thought process to speak, hum or sing to a baby in your arms. Our therapy doll can have its clothes washed, folded and put away and then dressed again the next day. Our realistic baby dolls are easy-to-care for, easy-to-clean and have been proven to help!
Pets give many people joy and companionship. For those with Alzheimer's, dementia or those living with severe anxiety, pets can become impossible to care for. MindCare offers the best and most effective therapy pets that move, make sounds, breathe and ones that can even be heated to provide love and comfort!
Nothing eases distress and agitation as quickly or effectively as a friend. Our animated pets, weighted teddy bears and therapy dolls are more than just toys, they are a source of comfort and security when your loved one needs it most. Having a small, familiar face to cradle and care for creates an engaging environment that encourages dementia patients to interact with and it encourages healthy emotional responses. These therapies are more than just a distraction; they provide an outlet for someone to step out of their world of being totally dependent on others and to feel like they have something that depends on them. Memory loss therapy is never an easy process, but it can be made easier with the appropriate tools and tactics. Doll, pet and teddy bear therapy allows patients to be a participant in their own healthcare, rather than just a subject.
Our soft teddy bear can be heated in the microwave in order to make him more lifelike, or placed in the freezer to help ease joint pain. His soft body and soft fur make him a wonderful companion for your loved one to interact with. Our baby dolls come in a wide variety of lifelike appearances, each one with different eye, hair and skin colors. Our selection of animated pets can purr, woof, move and breathe to help initiate interaction. Our customers are sharing stories with us every day about the way these realistic dolls and pet have brought comfort to their loved ones.