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Doll Therapy

9th November 2018

Resident holding one of the dolls used in Doll Therapy Sessions

Doll Therapy is becoming increasingly popular amongst care homes and one resident at Cherry Trees Care Home in Rotherham has really taken a shine to it! Joan cuddles and chats with the doll for hours on end, she also takes the doll on walks around the home using a pushchair. “Joan finds great comfort in the doll”, Said Lisa Webster, the Activities Co-Ordinator at Cherry Trees.

Cradling and cuddling dolls like these can trigger a variety of positive feelings such as affections and compassion, it can reprise memories of a time when the residents had small children of their own to look after, and it can also inspire a renewed sense of purpose, helping residents to be more active and lively.


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