Dolls and teddy bears may help Alzheimer's patients

Teddy bears and dolls may help to reduce Alzheimer’s disease to interact and communicate with other people.

The researchers of Newcastle General Hospital studied the benefits of dolls and teddy bears when they saw a patient bonded with a teddy bear from her son. The research was presented in Conference of the British Psychological Society.

This research showed that how beneficial, the engaging people in significant activities in all stages of dementia, is. Dolls appear to alleviate agitation or distress, help overcome communication difficulties, and reduce withdrawal.

According to Dr Ian James, who conducted the study, this is a non-drug based approach to behavior disturbances in dementia residents. Research looked to the use over a longer time to know patients want to have a doll and teddy bear or not.

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