August , Volume Number 8 , page - [Buy]. Join NursingCenter to get uninterrupted access to this Article. When you buy this you'll get access to the ePub version, a downloadable PDF, and the ability to print the full article. Background : Challenging behaviors among people with dementia are frequently treated with pharmacological interventions, with antipsychotic medications being the treatment of choice. Concerns with the use of these medications include the risk of mortality, their side effects and their effectiveness in managing the challenging behaviors. Various non-pharmacological approaches have been implemented to manage the challenging behaviors; however there has been no review undertaken to investigate the effects of doll therapy in the management of challenging behaviors among people with dementia.
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Complete Guide to Doll Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease | Everyday Health
Doll therapy involves offering dolls to adults who are living with dementia and other medical conditions with the goal of improving their comfort, engagement, and quality of life. Doll therapy is typically used for people who are in the middle or late stages of dementia. There are multiple companies the sell therapeutic dolls for people with dementia , as well as many caregivers who extol the virtues of a doll for adults, but not everyone is ready to jump on this bandwagon. Why not? Here are the arguments for and against doll therapy in dementia.
Trials volume 21 , Article number: Cite this article. Metrics details. Doll therapy is a non-pharmacological intervention for people with dementia aimed to reduce distressing behaviours. Reliable results on the efficacy of Doll therapy for people with dementia are needed.
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Shepherd Published Psychology Older people within the UK who suffer from dementia are a growing service user group.