caregiver (cg) wants to

Try: Doll therapy with a Care recipient (cr) that wanders shows signs of agitation or anxiety or simply needs a purposeful activity to engage in materials doll or stuffed animal try place the doll or stuffed animal where the cr can easily find it allow the cr to engage in taking care of the doll on his or her own have a rocking chair available if the cr can get safely in and out of it if desired the cr may rock the doll in the chair the rocking motion can have a calming effect on the cr be aware that some friends and family members may question this approach because it is considered demeaning although this approach may not work for all crs there have been several studies that have shown that doll therapy can increase the level of happiness and reduce anxiety in crs with memory loss

Materials: Timer

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Social, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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Keywords: Doll therapy

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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