Therapeutic Dolls, Puppets and Plush Animals

Doll therapy, promoting the respect and dignity of your residents.

A person with Alzheimer’s and most other forms of dementia must, one day or another, hand over control of their lives to others. The introduction of a doll into their daily life may restore that control by allowing the individual to feel responsible and useful once more, despite their dementia. For one who has raised or cared for children, loved and cuddled them, caring for a doll offers an ideal substitute that makes it possible to give of themselves rather than only receive care and affection from others.

Doll therapy can also be introduced as a group activity for your residents exhibiting disturbing behaviors related to dementia. These activities using dolls promote the exchange of life stories between people with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia while they manipulate, rock and bathe dolls, all this in a calm and secure environment where they can express feelings of love and tenderness in a group or individually. Residents who may benefit from a doll therapy program typically show signs of depression, anxiety, moodiness, insomnia or fear, and of course, need to have expressed interest in participating in a recreational program using dolls. All our information on doll therapy comes from clinical research done by American researchers Linda Buettner, and Ph. D., Suzanne Fitzsimmon.

NURTURING DOLL: A group of five participants to one recreation professional is a good ratio. Place a table, some diapers, bottles, and some rocking chairs in a corner of the room and maybe put on some soft music. Offer every participant a doll to hold and start the discussion by asking questions like: "How many children do you have?", "How can you stop a baby from crying?", "Where did you give birth to your babies?", etc. Then you can invite participants to sing lullabies, show baby pictures, talk about names, bathe their doll, etc. This relaxing activity can be very satisfying for your female residents who are suffering from emotional deprivation. For the therapy to be as successful as possible, you need to find a quiet room away from the unit to create an adequate environment.

 

Feel-good dolls and plush toys!
Introducing “Empathy Dolls”, which are such a success in Europe! Developed by a specialist in child psychology, they were originally intended for children, but soon were found to be remarkably effective with seniors.

 

Therapeutic Puppets
Using puppets for therapeutic purposes? You bet, and it works, with kids, teens, young adults and seniors! Often used in therapy, puppets are not only comforting, they serve as a buffer or transition object in the shape of a cuddly animal, playful little boy or energetic little girl. Used by a patient, the puppet makes it easier to talk, play and be affectionate, whether alone or with the therapist. The therapist can also use the puppet to communicate messages to the patient.

 

Here are the principal therapeutic uses of puppets:
• Facilitate communication with users while developing affective bonds
• Serve as an intermediary between caregivers and users
• Promote dexterity and help maintain autonomy in everyday life
• Reassure, inspire trust and help develop feelings of tenderness
• Reduce stress and anxiety

We offer a selection of quality puppets in the form of dolls or animals, to be chosen to match the personality of the user and the goal desired.

Items 1 to 50 of 51 total

  • Companion Pet - Silver Cat

    17300

    A wonderful innovation designed to bring comfort, companionship and fun for your elder loved ones.

    It meows! It purrs! 
    It nuzzles!
    It opens and closes its eyes!
    It raises its paws!
    It rolls onto its back for a belly rub!
    ... And all it takes is a few simple pats!

    These beautiful cats with gray fur would be very affectionate ... This explains why they are the favourite of so many people.

    With realistic fur, purrs and meows and sensors that respond to petting and hugs with familiar, cat-like actions. Built-in sensors respond to motion and touch, Companion Cats deliver a soothing, joyful experience that inspires smiles, laughter and fond memories much more like the cats you know and love. This two-way give-and-take helps create a personally rich experience that can bring fun, joy and friendship to you and your loved ones ages 5 to 105.

    Comes with an instruction manual and four 1.5V C alkaline batteries. 

    Take a few minutes to watch the video. You will fall in love! 

      

    Important Message
    Concerning Companion Pets

    GUARANTEE
    Joy for All’s Companion Pets are products that contain electronic hardware. Like any other electronic device, special attention must be paid to assure the durability of their life span. Any physical damage to your Companion Pet related to water, food, dropping it on the floor, etc., is unfortunately not CDS Boutique’s responsibility and is thus not guaranteed. We understand that this product is often used by people with cognitive impairment—we invite you to regularly make sure it is well taken care of to avoid damage.

    To ensure that your device is working properly, we recommend testing it upon reception. If the product works well during the first two weeks, it means that everything is compliant and that the product has no manufacturing defect. The breakages that may ensue will be considered as caused by misuse of the product.

    MAINTENANCE
    In order to keep your Companion Pet in good condition, you can clean it regularly with a damp wipe and brush it with a soft brush. You can also use dry shampoo to restore freshness.

    $159.95
  • Puppet - Ragdoll cat

    3000

    Cat lovers, this puppet is for you! Used for therapeutic purposes, the stuffed animals are not only comforting, but they also serve as transition objects and therapeutic tools. They can be used to verbalize emotions, to inspire imagination and creativity, and to reinforce language and social skills.

    Main therapeutic effects of puppets:

    • Facilitate communication by developing an emotional bond
    • Serve as an intermediary
    • Promote dexterity and autonomy in everyday life
    • Comforting, inspire confidence and develop a sense of tenderness
    • Reduce stress and anxiety

    Don't miss out the demonstration videos! 

    $61.95
  • Puppet - French Bulldog

    3001

    Dog lovers, this puppet is for you! Used for therapeutic purposes, the stuffed animals are not only comforting, but they also serve as transition objects and therapeutic tools. They can be used to verbalize emotions, to inspire imagination and creativity, and to reinforce language and social skills.

    Main therapeutic effects of puppets:

    • Facilitate communication by developing an emotional bond
    • Serve as an intermediary
    • Promote dexterity and autonomy in everyday life
    • Comforting, inspire confidence and develop a sense of tenderness
    • Reduce stress and anxiety
    $39.95
  • Puppet - Terrier Jack Russell

    3002

    This adorable puppet Terrier Jack Russell will be faithful to you for a long time! Used for therapeutic purposes, the stuffed animals are not only comforting, but they also serve as transition objects and therapeutic tools. They can be used to verbalize emotions, to inspire imagination and creativity, and to reinforce language and social skills.

     Main therapeutic effects of puppets :

    • Facilitate communication by developing an emotional bond
    • Serve as an intermediary
    • Promote dexterity and autonomy in everyday life
    • Comforting, inspire confidence and develop a sense of tenderness
    • Reduce stress and anxiety

    Don't miss out our video!

    $43.95
  • Puppet - Pluto

    3005

    $89.95
  • Puppet - Mickey Mouse

    3006

    $99.95
  • Puppet - Minnie Mouse

    3007

    $99.95
  • Puppet - Donald Duck

    3008

    $114.95
  • Companion Pet - Tuxedo Cat

    17375

    A wonderful innovation designed to bring comfort, companionship and fun for your elder loved ones.

    It meows! It purrs! 
    It nuzzles!
    It opens and closes its eyes!
    It raises its paws!
    It rolls onto its back for a belly rub!
    ... And all it takes is a few simple pats!

    The tuxedo pattern is characterized by a dress where the white is only on the neck, the belly, the ends of the legs and a part of the face. A tuxedo pattern gives cats a distinguished look as if they were wearing a suit (literally "smoking"). This is a very popular colour, even in cartoons with Sylvester from Looney Toons and Tom from Tom & Jerry.

    With realistic fur, purrs and meows and sensors that respond to petting and hugs with familiar, cat-like actions. Built-in sensors respond to motion and touch, Companion Cats deliver a soothing, joyful experience that inspires smiles, laughter and fond memories much more like the cats you know and love. This two-way give-and-take helps create a personally rich experience that can bring fun, joy and friendship to you and your loved ones ages 5 to 105.

    Comes with an instruction manual and four 1.5V C alkaline batteries. 

    Take a few minutes to watch the video. You will fall in love! 

    Important Message
    Concerning Companion Pets

    GUARANTEE
    Joy for All’s Companion Pets are products that contain electronic hardware. Like any other electronic device, special attention must be paid to assure the durability of their life span. Any physical damage to your Companion Pet related to water, food, dropping it on the floor, etc., is unfortunately not CDS Boutique’s responsibility and is thus not guaranteed. We understand that this product is often used by people with cognitive impairment—we invite you to regularly make sure it is well taken care of to avoid damage.

    To ensure that your device is working properly, we recommend testing it upon reception. If the product works well during the first two weeks, it means that everything is compliant and that the product has no manufacturing defect. The breakages that may ensue will be considered as caused by misuse of the product.

    MAINTENANCE
    In order to keep your Companion Pet in good condition, you can clean it regularly with a damp wipe and brush it with a soft brush. You can also use dry shampoo to restore freshness.

    $159.95
  • Warm Buddy - Little Labrador *

    18031

    The 18" (45.7 cm) dog can be used for either heat therapy or cold therapy. Remove the inner pack, warm it in the microwave or chill in the freezer. You can even add essential oils to combine with aroma therapy.

    Machine-washable cover (use a gentle cycle).

     

    $34.95
  • Companion Pet - Ginger Tabby Cat

    17301

     

    A wonderful innovation designed to bring comfort, companionship and fun for your elder loved ones.

    It meows! It purrs! 
    It nuzzles!
    It opens and closes its eyes!
    It raises its paws!
    It rolls onto its back for a belly rub!
    ...And all it takes is a few simple pats!

    Many people are particularly fond of ginger cats, who would appear to be extroverted, friendly, friendly and endowed with an excellent temperament, so quite the opposite of their cartoonist, Garfield.

    With realistic fur, purrs and meows and sensors that respond to petting and hugs with familiar, cat-like actions. Built-in sensors respond to motion and touch Companion Cats deliver a soothing, joyful experience that inspires smiles, laughter and fond memories much more like the cats you know and love. This two-way give-and-take helps create a personally rich experience that can bring fun, joy and friendship to you and your loved ones ages 5 to 105.

    Comes with an instruction manual and four 1.5V C alkaline batteries. 

    Take a few minutes to watch the video...  You will fall in love! 

    Important Message
    Concerning Companion Pets

    GUARANTEE
    Joy for All’s Companion Pets are products that contain electronic hardware. Like any other electronic device, special attention must be paid to assure the durability of their life span. Any physical damage to your Companion Pet related to water, food, dropping it on the floor, etc., is unfortunately not CDS Boutique’s responsibility and is thus not guaranteed. We understand that this product is often used by people with cognitive impairment—we invite you to regularly make sure it is well taken care of to avoid damage.

    To ensure that your device is working properly, we recommend testing it upon reception. If the product works well during the first two weeks, it means that everything is compliant and that the product has no manufacturing defect. The breakages that may ensue will be considered as caused by misuse of the product.

    MAINTENANCE
    In order to keep your Companion Pet in good condition, you can clean it regularly with a damp wipe and brush it with a soft brush. You can also use dry shampoo to restore freshness.

    $159.95
  • Companion Pet - Golden Pup

    17302

    In between naps and being adorable, real puppies require a lot of special attention!

    JOY FOR ALL's Golden Pup Companion Pet has all the love in the world to give but it won't chew up your slipper! Thanks to built-in sensors and speakers the pup can recreate some of the most delightful moments of owning a dog including being a best friend for ageing loved ones. The two-way give-and-take helps create a rich personal experience for users ages 5 to 105.

    Details:

    • Built-in sensors respond to motion and touch
    • Feel the heartbeat with your calming touch
    • Lifelike coat and authentic sounds
    • Responds to your voice with BARKBACK technology
    • Batteries included: 4 x 1.5V Alkaline Batteries

     

    Important Message
    Concerning Companion Pets

    GUARANTEE
    Joy for All’s Companion Pets are products that contain electronic hardware. Like any other electronic device, special attention must be paid to assure the durability of their life span. Any physical damage to your Companion Pet related to water, food, dropping it on the floor, etc., is unfortunately not CDS Boutique’s responsibility and is thus not guaranteed. We understand that this product is often used by people with cognitive impairment—we invite you to regularly make sure it is well taken care of to avoid damage.

    To ensure that your device is working properly, we recommend testing it upon reception. If the product works well during the first two weeks, it means that everything is compliant and that the product has no manufacturing defect. The breakages that may ensue will be considered as caused by misuse of the product.

    MAINTENANCE
    In order to keep your Companion Pet in good condition, you can clean it regularly with a damp wipe and brush it with a soft brush. You can also use dry shampoo to restore freshness.

    $179.95
  • The Tender, Loving, Care Doll

    C0060

    Offering a therapeutic doll to a resident is giving her the chance to give again.

    $89.95
  • The Tender, Loving, Care Doll - Brown hair

    C0059

    Offering a therapeutic doll to a female resident is giving her the chance to give again

    $89.95
  • 20'' Baby Petite

    1861

    20'' Baby Petite
    $49.75
  • Tactile Octopus

    17235

    $50.00
  • Puppet - Maggy

    17283

    $128.95
  • Puppet - Lilabell

    17284

    $128.95
  • Sheepdog

    17281

    $59.95
  • Longwool Sheep

    17279

    $45.95
  • Piglet

    17278

    $36.95
  • Rabbit

    17280

    $31.95
  • Saw-Whet Owl Puppet

    17277

    $31.95
  • Puppet - Red Squirrel

    17276

    $31.95
  • Hedgehog

    17274

    $27.95
  • Black Bear Cub

    17273

    $45.95
  • Billy the Cat

    D24010

    $64.95
  • Warm Buddy - Big Bear

    17288

    Hypoallergenic, the 18" (45.7 cm) tall Beary Bear can be used for either heat therapy or cold therapy. Remove the inner pack, warm it in the microwave or chill in the freezer. You can even add essential oils to combine with aroma therapy. Machine-washable cover. Washable Cover. 

     

    $38.95
  • Yellow Lab

    18009

    Adorable Stuffed Pets!

    $18.50
  • Twiddle™Pup

    1859

    $82.50
  • Brown Twiddle™ Cat

    1869

    $82.50
  • Twiddle™ Sport

    1860

    $82.50
  • Guinea Pig

    17303

    $33.95
  • Baby Racoon

    17304

    $21.25
  • Dove

    17305

    $33.95
  • Turtle

    17306

    $37.50
  • Funny Frog

    17307

    $22.95
  • Harbour Seal

    17308

    $42.50
  • Baby dragon

    17309

    $33.95
  • Baby Chimpanzee

    17287

    $33.95
  • Red Hen

    17272

    $69.95
  • Mateo (puppet) 25"

    18004

    $128.95
  • Luminous Bunny

    15351

    $35.99
  • Giraffe - Giant stuffed animal

    26033

    Over four feet tall, this gentle giant brings a touch of the exotic into any environment. The perfect accessory in a nursery, this eye-catching giraffe is a great addition to any décor! Attention to authentic details and excellent quality construction make this giraffe easy to love!

    Details

    • Lifelike plush toy with beautiful markings and realistic details
    • Hand-crafted with care
    • Soft polyester fabric
    • Surface washable
    • 53"H x 31"L x 14"W
    • 3+ years
    $129.95
  • Lifelike Plush Moose

    26032

    This noble and mighty moose is a striking addition to any playroom or bedroom! Standing nearly three-and-a-half feet tall, with soft, palmate antlers that measure 18 inches across, this impressive figure is soft to the touch, while the quality construction and a strong interior structure means it will hold up to years of hugs and snuggling. Realistic details include a distinctive "bell" under its chin and soft hooves.

    Details

    • Standing stuffed plush lifelike Moose
    • Realistic details like soft, dark brown fur, huge palmate antlers, distinctive "bell" beneath the chin, and soft hooves
    • Soft and squeezable with sturdy interior structure; quality craftsmanship
    • Not intended as a seat or ride-on
    • 3+ years
    $159.95
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