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Doll Therapy: when the game becomes reality. The therapeutic function of the doll in the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
Journal Title: RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE  
Author/s: Laura Pasquini 
Year:  2018 Issue: 47 Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 63-78 FullText PDF:  219 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PR2018-047005
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The article explores doll therapy as a non-pharmacological therapy adopted in the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, with particular reference to the psychological aspects and to the therapeutic function of the doll. Interest in the clinical application stems from the direct experience of the author as a psychologist in a Sunday Alzheimer Day Care Center. The author explores which factors can predispose to the therapy acceptance, the course of therapy over time, and the outcomes achieved for each patients, through a qualitative research that involved 14 patients over 6 months.
Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, attachment, behavioral problems, dementia, doll therapy.

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Laura Pasquini, Doll Therapy: when the game becomes reality. The therapeutic function of the doll in the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in "RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE " 47/2018, pp. 63-78, DOI:10.3280/PR2018-047005

   

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