Doll therapy reducing psychotropic medication in aged care

| 02 May 2016

Doll therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and aggression in people with dementia by up to 60-90 per cent. Canberra residential aged care facility, Uniting Mirinjani Weston, found that the introduction of a doll therapy nursery halved the level of psychotropic medication administered within their dementia care unit.

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Tags: aged care, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, doll therapy, health, medication, residential aged care, wellbeing

Sophia Bolden

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Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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