Author Archive | Yolande Brand

Doll therapy – instinctive nurturing

Sue Paul, an Occupational Therapist from the USA, giving examples of how therapy dolls can support individuals living with dementia to engage in functional activities and assist with challenging behaviour.  Beautiful stories of how doll therapy are used successfully.

Continue Reading

The Good, The Bad, The Over-scheduled

There seems to be an expectations that residents in care homes, should be entertained all day, every day and a lot of effort is put into event/activity calendars.    This blog looks at 5 characteristics of an ‘event’ vs. solitary activities. Both are important in a care home environment and special care should be taken […]

Continue Reading

Doll therapy – not just playing

Dementia Care Australia founder and chief executive officer, Jane Verity, is a passionate advocate for doll therapy and has written many papers on its benefits, as well as explaining opposing views.  This article is a brief introduction with some ‘Do and Don’t’ advise.  

Continue Reading