Baby Emily joins Belmont

Belmont House Nursing Home in Sutton, welcomed baby Emily in her beautiful carriage this week.

Emily is a doll designed to help those living with dementia. Reborn dolls can alleviate the agitation or distress suffered by someone living with dementia. They help to reduce withdrawal and help overcome communication difficulties between them and the carer. There have been clear benefits reported such as a calming effect, reduction in wandering, increased communication and improved speech in the elderly. Some believe it brings back happy memories of parenthood and of being useful and needed. For some residents, doll therapy is very much a nurturing thing as it gives them a sense of meaning and purpose.

Emily was gradually introduced to residents, and if they were interested they were interested in her they held and interacted withed with her. The residents gain a lot of pleasure from cradling the dolls and there is an obvious look of contentment on residents’ faces as they rock and love Emily. Some of our residents were very interested in how she was dressed, because the clothes were quite different from the baby clothes that they would have dressed their own babies in over 60 years ago.

Belmont House provides specialist residential, nursing and dementia care in a purpose built environment.

If you would like to find out more about life at Belmont House and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5419 or belmont@CaringHomes.org.

Belmont House

Home Manager

Arthur Tanare

Address

75 Worcester Road,
Sutton,
Surrey,
SM2 6ND

Contact
0808 223 5407
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