At Thistledown Nursery, my aim is to transform beautiful doll sculpts into wonderful reborn creations with great care and love. My babies are made using the finest materials with every detail carefully worked on.
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Doll Therapy Research
Research on doll therapy for Alzheimer's disease has been carried out at Newcastle General Hospital in England and in care facilities in the area of Newcastle. Clinical Psychologist Ian James and nursing specialist Lorna Mackenzie, with others, reported significant improvement in the behavior of nursing home residents with dementia when dolls were introduced to the residents as a choice.
Additionally there have been studies all over the UK and in Edinburgh and all reach the same conclusion that doll therapy works in calming and soothing dementia sufferers, Alzheimers sufferers and many with mental health disabilities and depression. You only have to google doll therapy to be faced with a myriad of articles and papers.