Denise said, “Here in our dementia household at Chilterns Court Care Centre each of the residents living with dementia is on a different journey. Something that one person finds comforting may not have the same effect on another, so we like to encourage the right form of support for each person.
“Several of our residents find it therapeutic to hold and care for a doll as it helps them to reminisce and takes them back to when they were a new parent or grandparent, which is often a time they might associate with feelings of great happiness, love, and contentment.
“Although they might seem like simply children’s toys, to these residents the dolls mean a lot more, and we are so delighted that this kind donation from our local community here in Henley will have such a positive impact on the lives of some of our residents who are living with dementia.”
Jo-Anne May, Admin of Henley Recycle Group said, “It was an unusual post but one that touched many people hearts. To think of the joy the dolls bring to the residents is something we would not necessarily have known about had the request not been put on the group. The response was amazing with lots of members offering not only dolls but clothes and blankets. Showing what a great community we have.”
You can join the Henley Recycle Group by going to https://www.facebook.com/groups/167590208023109