ALTERNATIVE THERAPY for DEMENTIA
The products in this category lend comfort in a variety of ways. Dolls, Twiddle Muffs, stuffed toy animals, and our Joy for All pets, 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. We offer a variety of realistic dolls. The dolls are weighted giving a more realistic feel when holding them. This weight, also provided by our Busy Bee lap pad, 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 petting a toy cat or dog, and we try to select those that will sit comfortably on a person's lap. The Joy for All cats and dogs bring joy and companionship to those who encounter them.The cats look, feel, and sound like a real cat. But it's so much more. It is a beautiful, soft cat that responds to petting, hugging, and motion much like the cats you know and love, plus VibraPurr technology further enhances its life-like qualities. The Joy for All pup is a beautiful, soft dog that responds to petting, hugging, and motion much like the dogs you know and love. Thanks to built-in sensors and speakers the pup can recreate some of the more delightful moments of owning a dog including being a best friend for aging loved ones.
Just a few of the many benefits of Comfort Therapy
- Reduces anxiety and stress
- Promotes positive non-verbal communication
- Soothing and comforting
- Therapy for agitation