We are thrilled to welcome our newest partner, Memorable Pets & Believable Babies, into the Alz You Need community!
The benefits of reminiscence therapy are widely known within the caregiving community, but touch therapy or cuddle therapy, which involves much of the same principles, is less established. Despite having innumerable benefits for an individual living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, touch therapy is seldom discussed in mainstream articles and resources; yet, families just like yours could enhance your loved one’s quality of life with the simple and inexpensive method.
Research of doll therapy has found that, upon introducing the doll or stuffed animal pet, users demonstrate an increase in positive behavior and mood, and a decrease in negative behavior and mood. The dolls also helped to decrease the frequency of aggressive incidents and reduce dependency on medications. They have also been observed to help calm individuals, reduce wandering, and improve communication skills.
Help your loved ones experience these benefits through therapeutic touch therapy—imbue your loved one with a sense of purpose and help fulfill their need to nurture.
The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry asserts that "as Alzheimer's disease progresses, the need to nurture, love and be loved increases."
Memorable Pets & Believable Babies offers your loved one this opportunity, with a wide array of adult appropriate and distinct collections to best fit your family’s needs. Both dog and cat pets and babies have unique characteristics, designed to satisfy a spectrum of aesthetic and functional needs. Accessories are also sold, to enhance the experience by simulating real-life scenarios.
It is our hope that, together with Memorable Pets & Believable Babies, we can forge a new space in the caregiving marketplace for valuable therapeutic tools that should be visible to the community—and families like yours.