Navigation Links
Dolls and Teddy Bears may Help Alzheimer's Patients

Dolls and teddy bears can help Alzheimer's patients interact and communicate with others, finds a new study//.

A team of doctors at Newcastle General Hospital studied the benefits of dolls after seeing how a patient bonded with a teddy bear from her son, reported the online edition of BBC News.

They found that Alzheimer's disease patients can lose their intellectual, social and emotional abilities over time. The patients also started interacted better with staff and other residents.

In the small-scale study, they gave 14 patients of a Newcastle nursing home a doll or a teddy bear each. They were then assessed over a 12-week period.

Dolls appear to alleviate agitation or distress, help overcome communication difficulties, and reduce withdrawal, the research presented to a British Psychological Society Conference said.

Using toys to help people with dementia has been looked at before as it is an important, non-drug based approach to behaviour disturbances in dementia residents, the study noted.

"What we have done with this study is to look at their use over a longer time period and to investigate whether patients chose to have a doll or teddy bear, said Ian James, a doctor at the hospital.

"Clearly, using a doll doesn't reverse dementia, but it did seem to improve quality of life," he added.

"The findings will, we hope, help advise other clinical teams in their use of this technique."

(Source: IANS)
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Down Syndrome Dolls in Brazil After Child Actors Success
2. Skimpily Dressed Dolls Send Wrong Cues to Young Girls
3. Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers
4. Decrease in testosterone levels lead to Alzheimers
5. Smokers are prone to Alzheimers
6. Over-The-Counter Drugs May Prevent Alzheimers
7. Alzheimers followed by head injury
8. Vitamin E useful for Alzheimers
9. Staying mentally energitic prevents Alzheimers
10. Researchers trick Alzheimers Enzyme
11. Drug Offers Hope for Alzheimers disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son ... lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t ... would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair Minimum ... by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as the ... wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The company ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, LLC ... by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered investment ... resulted in more than a million dollars of capital investment for five companies. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Finally, a bruise cream that really works. Originally designed to reduce ... post-surgical treatment plans of a variety of other procedures including, but not limited to, ... bruising and causes a rapid resolution of bruising and inflammatory changes compared to no ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Dr. Seema Daulat, a native Texan and University of Texas ... as of July 13, 2016. , Dr. Daulat earned her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) ... volunteered at the Agape Clinic serving Dallas’ underprivileged community. , Following medical school, Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Bracket , a leading clinical trial ... clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the ... – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  ... Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, ... eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Revolutionary ... Oticon , industry leaders in advanced audiology ... of Oticon Opn ™, the world,s first internet ... possibilities for IoT devices.      (Photo: ... introduces a number of ,world firsts,: , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Tenn. , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... automating, integrating and transforming the patient payment ... of several innovative new products and services ... of its revenue cycle offerings. These award-winning ... more efficient workflows, remain compliant in an ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: