Doll Therapy Returns To Mellish House

30th November 2023

Mellish House Care Home is excited to announce the reintroduction of Doll Therapy as part of its commitment to innovative and person-centered dementia care. This therapeutic approach involves providing life-like dolls to residents, offering not just companionship but a myriad of emotional benefits.

Doll Therapy is a recognised form of care for individuals living with dementia. These life-like dolls, carefully chosen for their realistic features, can elicit feelings of relaxation and pleasure, often considered a valuable form of therapy. The act of caring for a doll, akin to nurturing a real baby, has shown remarkable positive effects on residents' well-being.

Mellish House Enhance the Doll Therapy Experience

Residents at Mellish House have embraced Doll Therapy with enthusiasm, experiencing a renewed sense of purpose and connection with the outside world. Emily shared how caring for the doll made her feel "alive and happy", while Betty expressed that looking after her "daughter" was an absolute pleasure, offering to assist whenever needed.

To enhance the Doll Therapy experience, Mellish House is creating dedicated areas within communal lounges. These spaces mimic baby care zones, complete with areas for eating, sleeping, and playing. This initiative reflects Mellish House's dedication to providing holistic and personalised care that positively impacts residents' energy, activity levels, and overall mood.

Did You Know...

Doll Therapy is rooted in the understanding that providing individuals with dementia a sense of purpose and connection can lead to improved well-being, showcasing the importance of innovative approaches in dementia care.

Dementia Specialist Care Homes In Suffolk

Mellish House Care Home in Sudbury has established itself as a home of excellence in dementia care. The care home's dedicated team of professionals provide a safe and supportive environment that encourages independence, dignity, and a sense of purpose.

For more information about Mellish House Care Home and its dedication to dementia care, please visit our dedicated page for more information. You can also find information on our other dementia care homes, as well as similar articles and celebrations, by exploring our site. To get in touch, please contact us here.

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