ALTERNATIVE THERAPY for DEMENTIA
Doll therapy is one of our favorite alternative therapies for people with Alzheimer's disease.
The other most favorite is music therapy. The reason we like these so much is that they work. Indeed, sometimes it seems these therapies work miracles! I have seen dolls light up the face of a heretofore unresponsive person, and make conversational people who were before non-communicative. If you have ever worked with anyone with dementia who will not talk, you know how big this is.
It is important that you get the most realistic looking doll that you can, though I have seen relatively inexpensive dolls do the trick, at times.