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The Use of Dolls in Dementia Care

 Dolls have been used as an intervention to reduce the impact of behaviours or unmet needs.

This helpsheet outlines why you might consider introducing a doll as a therapeutic intervention and who is likely to benefit.

It also explains what needs to be considered when introducing a doll to a person, interaction activities and special considerations and precautions.