Sooths and occupies residents of care homes, but can be used in a domestic setting too.
Boredom, agitation or apathy.
Dolls seem to provide comfort to some of the residents who enjoy looking after and chatting to them. They are soft and slightly weighted so feel comforting to hold.
Dolls can be a little visually off-putting to families and staff.
"These dolls can provide a focus and comfort for those in the later stages."
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