Home

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue we'll assume that you are happy to accept cookies.

Skip to main content
County council 2019/20 budget consultation is now live
Have your say here

Information for Gloucestershire Dementia Networks

Dolls Request

We have done so well collecting and distributing twiddle muffs that we have another request for you!

One of our DLW/Dementia Leads is looking to promote the use of dolls for doll therapy/provide a doll where there aren’t resources to buy one.

  • Does anyone have an unloved unwanted doll looking for a good home?
  • It needs to be in good condition, clean & have a current safety mark (Without making comparisons between people living with dementia & children from a risk awareness aspect a doll that has passed up to date safety requirements for young children would be perfect).

Recommendations for suitable therapy dolls are that they should:

  • Have soft bodies
  • Have eyes that open & close
  • Do not make a noise such as crying

Reference:-

Lorna Mackenzie, Amy Wood-Mitchell and Ian James (Journal of Dementia Care ’07).

I would be happy to arrange collection if you can help (see contact below).

We would also be happy to hear about your (anonymous) experiences of doll therapy that might help others thinking of introducing dolls.

Contact:-
Sue Keane
Sue.keane1@nhs.net
01242 634 445

Help us improve Gloucestershire County Council

Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.