The products in this category lend comfort in a variety of ways. Dolls, Twiddle Muffs and stuffed animals provide tactile stimulation and satisfy the nurturing instinct that is strong in all of us. All give the hands something to do and focus attention. The animals, including the collars also provide heat therapy, aromatherapy, and are fairly heavy. This weight, also provided by our lap pads, is recognized to have a grounding and settling effect on people with memory disorders, and can diminish wandering tendencies and the urge to "get up", which can increase the risk of falls in certain people.
People with Alzheimer's disease can be soothed and calmed by Toasty™ Bears and Bunnies and the Toasty Collars. With their comforting warmth, varied textures, and a size and weight similar to an infant or small pet, These products provide a calming effect and can reduce anxiety and agitation.
Occupational therapists and caregivers are including Toasty products in their therapy and individual care programs. A minute or two in the microwave and these furry friends provide two hours of heat and aroma therapy. A little time in the freezer and they are a comforting way to provide cold therapy
Care facility managers are using Toasty™ Bears and Bunnies and the Toasty Neck Collars to provide a very effective mechanism for encouraging constructive socialization for their residents.