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Dolls for Dementia

Organized by: Deborah Gubernick

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Dolls helping to make end-of-life care better
June 16, 2017

I was thrilled that Desert Harmony of Tucson asked if I had some dolls they could provide to their hospice patients. Here is Cassandra Peel, See More

THE STORY:

People with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias often respond to dolls that remind them of babies. Through my project, Damenschen LLC, I purchase suitable realistic and life-sized dolls, dress them in second-hand baby clothes, and then deliver them to a dementia care facility to be used in doll therapy. I have seen women who were generally unresponsive to contact (smiles, greetings) light up when handed one of these dolls to hold. It is that kind of transformation–seeing their eyes bright, listening to them talking to the dolls, and then often watching them make sure that another woman also gets a chance to hold the doll–that is motivating me to expand Damenschen's reach. All of the money that I receive through Crowdrise will go toward buying dolls and clothing. One important aspect of my project is that I work to keep costs as low as possible. A $20.00 donation will buy one doll, and sometimes also one premie-sized outfit for the doll (the price of the dolls fluctuates a bit).  Thank you for your interest and I hope you will consider making a donation!

$300

 

30% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

     

  • The Kshepakaran Family

    $50

  • Bentley

    $20

  • Kim

    $20

  • Matthew Maas

    $25

  • Lynn and Ed Tracey

     

  • Lisa Cottrell Bentley

    $25

  • Heather McLean

    $50

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Deborah Gubernick

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Donor Comments

Heather McLean

Heather McLean

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Lisa Cottrell Bentley

Lisa Cottrell Bentley

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lynn and Ed Tracey

Lynn and Ed Tracey

2 years ago

Matthew Maas

Matthew Maas

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Kim

Kim

DONATION: $20

In memory of my grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer's at the end of her life. I think she would have loved one of these dolls. 3 years ago

Bentley

Bentley

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

The Kshepakaran Family

The Kshepakaran Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

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