More and more expert research suggests that doll therapy has many benefits for people living with dementia.
The Rubens Barn range of dolls is carefully hand made with colourful outfits selected especially with dementia in mind. They are extremely popular due to their size and weight, specifically the weighted bottom, which users find great comfort in patting.
The Rubens Original is the larger doll and is substantial, yet easy to hold and cuddle. It appears to ease tension and frustrations in some dementia sufferers.
The Little Rubens is simply a smaller, lighter version of the Original and may be perfect for the more petite, frail person.
Baby Rubens is anatomically much more life-like. It was originally developed to give to an older sibling to help them cope with a new baby arriving into the family. However, it has become increasingly popular within the care sector in specific circumstances to help soothe certain anxieties. Dementia sufferers should be initially monitored when handed a Baby Rubens to ensure there are no adverse reactions due to how life like they look and feel.
Height: 45 cm
Doll can be washed at 30°C and tumble dried at low temperatures. Clothing must be hand washed only.
All Rubens Barn products are CE marked according to safety regulations: EN-71, Part 1, 2 & 3 and ASTM. Our producer is certified according to ISO 9001.