Reborn doll as therapy
DOLLS, BABY DOLLS AND REBORN
Reborn dolls started to show up around the world in the 1990's, with doll artists wanting a more realistic looking baby doll.
A Reborn Doll is a vinyl baby doll kit that has been enhanced using paints and real hair fibers to resemble a human baby.
The process of creating a reborn doll is referred to as Reborning, and the doll artists are referred to as Reborners.
They are painted with exceptional details, weighted to feel like your holding a newborn baby and even have real Mohair, Alpaca or Remy Human hair. Reborn Baby Dolls are fast becoming the next sort after Baby Dolls for Collectors worldwide.
These baby dolls are so realistic that, at a glance, they truly look like a real baby!
Reborn Doll Therapy: and its benefits to Alzheimer's
In many of the cases to add realism to the therapy, babies have been used reborn, hyper realistic dolls. The interesting sense of commitment, the attention they awaken and the responsibility (not insane) that links the patient with the doll is very beneficial. Some of the Baby Doll models used in therapy. (from Best Alzheimer's product) Dispelling aggression and anxiety, reducing anxiety and idleness are some of the signs linked to this therapy. The increase in interaction and activation, body language, together with the decrease in moments of uncertainty provide a positive impact in the intervention with some Alzheimer's patients.
Source: Gorman, Anna. Doll Theraphy for Alzheimer´s may help calm people with dementia, but it has critics.
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