Placing a born-again doll in the hands of Alzheimer’s patients can calm them into communicating and learning. This is a very positive niche for the artist’s rebirth.
At Ashcroft Care Home based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, they have reported that reborn doll therapy has reduced the number of patients using psychotropic drugs from 92 percent in early 2008 to 28 percent.
Reborn dolls in particular seem to have the best effect with these patients, as they are much more alive than traditional dolls. The area of ??dementia is a big enough untapped pabrik boneka market for the rebirth puppet artist. In my research, I visited a website that showed the most touching photos of Alzheimer’s patients holding their dolls. They look happy and calm.
Many dementia patients suffer from agitation and depression, puppet therapy can alleviate this. Dementia patients can be withdrawn and communication between patient and nurse is difficult, the born-again doll proved to be very helpful in this area. The British Psychological Society Conference presented this research on the therapy of rebirth dolls.
Reborn doll therapy seems to work very well with female patients as it takes them back to the time when they became housewives and very productive. Due to the effects of dementia, many of these patients still believe that they are young, so when they adopt the reborn doll, it brings back fond memories of the elderly. Having a doll can revive positive memories will be useful and needed; Loved and loved.
Puppet Therapy is best introduced in the early stages to the middle of Alzheimer’s. At an early stage the patient may know the born-again doll is not real but will enjoy the fun of naming it and constantly changing his clothes. Women in the middle stage of disease tend to communicate with the doll; Alzheimer’s patients can communicate with the doll by singing, talking and hugging. They begin to become very attached to their dolls and keep them with them for hours in a day.
Introducing dolls in the late stages of Alzheimer’s is not as effective as it was in the early stages. Introducing puppets in the early stages will allow the owner to get used to and with the progression of the disease, the bonds will be arranged and the patient will be able to comfortably get from the puppets well into the next stage.
Reborn dolls however, are not the cure and the sufferer will not suddenly change back to their former self because of the reborn doll but this is the comfort that the patient feels which is a real benefit of the therapy of the reborn doll.
“I’ve been working with people with Alzheimer’s disease for 12 years and if you’ve seen one of my residents singing, hanging out, interacting with dolls like life, you know it works, many of our women are housewives and their numbers. One priority is the family This is the moment in their lives when they are useful and have a certain purpose.Reborn dolls can bring patients back to a time in their lives where they feel safe and in control.We must join them Their journey, not ours ! “(Excerpt from discussion forum for Alzheimer’s patients).
If you are touched by the story above and feel this might be your niche for making a born-again doll, you should visit a local nursing home to get a better idea of ??what is needed. The nursing home does not always have the finances to buy a full-price reborn doll so you may need to contact the family members of the patient. The positive effects of dolls need to be shown to a nursing home in order to get puppet therapy.