Search
Filters
Close
Joyk Empathy Dolls make a perfect companion for older people living with a dementia in care homes or hospital. Their soft, fabric bodies are great to cuddle and sit on a lap or lie down and they can also be dressed and undressed. Doll therapy is widely recognised in the care sector and can help alleviate stress and anxiety, encouraging caring and nurturing instincts. Dolls are approx. 65cm in length and are hand washable.
SKU: JOK966
£99.99

Activity Ideas:

  • Pop a beating Empathy Heart inside your doll's outfit so that the doll has a realistic feel - especially for anyone suffering from anxiety.
  • Place a shallow cardboard box nearby with a couple of teatowels inside for the doll user to make into a little bed. Maybe sing the beginning of some nursery rhymes and encourage the person to sing along too.
  • Pop a few drops of sensory oil onto a hanky or an Empathy Doll Scent Bag and tuck into a doll's pocket or outfit to create a scent. Ask if the person can recognise the scent? Discuss where you might find something with that smell. Can use lavender if the person finds it difficult to sleep.
  • Leave a soft hairbrush nearby - the act of brushing hair can be soothing for an older person and will keep hands busy too.

If you are new to Empathy Dolls then you might like to also get this book: Doll Therapy in Dementia Care by Gary Mitchell

Joyk Empathy Dolls make a perfect companion for older people living with a dementia in care homes or hospital.

Their soft, fabric bodies are great to cuddle and sit on a lap or lie down and they can also be dressed and undressed.

Doll therapy is widely recognised in the care sector and can help alleviate stress and anxiety, encouraging caring and nurturing instincts.

Dolls are approx. 65cm in length and are hand washable.

Replacement clothes sets are also available.

Size: (l) 65cm. Material is man-made - hand wash at 40ºC.

Marco is just one in a range of dolls - choose from Emelie, Sara, Elias or Ingrid.

Customers who bought this item also bought

Joyk Empathy Doll - Elias

JOY635

Our new Joyk Empathy Doll Elias is a lovable newborn who is designed to encourage intense eye contact. Just like with real newborns, his head needs to be supported when lifting and carrying. His body is pleasantly soft and filled with different materials. His very realistic body language helps to awaken the caring and nurturing instincts in older people with dementia living in care homes or hospital. These babies are designed with great attention to detail and have a belly button and realistically reproduced sexual characteristics. His fun outfit is easy to put on and take off.

£77.99

JoyK Empathy Doll - Emelie

JOY639

Emelie, our new Joyk Empathy Doll makes a thoughtful gift and companion for an older loved one - especially for anyone with a dementia living in a care home or hospital. Doll therapy for use with dementia patients is a recognised therapy used extensively in the care sector and can help alleviate stress and anxiety as well as helping to relieve boredom. Designed to encourage caring and nurturing instincts, she comes with a weighted bottom to feel just like a small child when being carried. Made from soft-filled fabric and with removable clothes, her appealing eyes are designed to have constant eye contact for a strong emotional bond. Her facial features have a realistic little nose and shaped mouth too.

£99.99