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There is a frail elderly woman at my husband's facility who has dementia and has a baby doll that she cuddles and cares for constantly. It is so evident that it gives her a sense of purpose and comfort. If I ever get dementia, I hope someone gets me a baby doll to cuddle! :P

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:40 pm
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Yes Pat,
I have seen this before , some having a stuffed animal, I guess it gives them some peace and comfort. If you are in need of a Baby Doll I will call the Place and tell them of your request ! :lol:

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Irene Selak


Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:31 pm
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awwwwwwwwwwww how sweet... i wonder what would work for guy?? i know hubby loves the new kitty we inherited.. but i wonder if there would be something .. like the baby doll, for a gentleman??

i saw a darling teddy bear at home depot the other day, that was huge.. 5 ft..??? oh so soft and squishy.. i would've loved one... LOL

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sole CG for hubby.1st symptoms, 2000, at 55. Diag with AD at 62, LB at 64.. vietnam vet..100% ptsd disability,sprayed with agent orange, which doubled chances for dementia. ER visit 11-13,released to memory care..


Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:45 pm
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I don't think it would work with guys. It's the maternal instinct which is probably one of the last things we lose, if we ever do. PS: Irene, my daughter promised she would get me a soft, cuddly one! :P

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:54 pm
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there ya go pat.. you are taken care of!!! yippee!!!

so you think maybe a soft car, might work for guys??? LOL

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sole CG for hubby.1st symptoms, 2000, at 55. Diag with AD at 62, LB at 64.. vietnam vet..100% ptsd disability,sprayed with agent orange, which doubled chances for dementia. ER visit 11-13,released to memory care..


Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:26 pm
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Maybe the men would like a soft "lady" doll ! :lol:

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Irene Selak


Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:10 pm
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Actually, there are men at my mother's SNF who have either baby dolls or stuffed animals, which they cuddle as though they are alive. I don't think that the female gender has a monopoly on nurturing instincts. It certainly can't hurt to try.

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Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:03 pm
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