This story originally aired on NBC 3 News Las Vegas
When memory care seniors cuddle a baby doll, it brings them a sense of love that fills their hearts and lifts their spirits. Cuddle Therapy, which is simply cuddling or caring for a baby doll, is designed to effectively and safely ease distress for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, as well as to alleviate any daily anxiety that a senior may face. It allows these seniors to connect to a time in their lives that was very meaningful—parenthood. Cuddle Therapy is a component of Poet’s Walk Henderson’s Signature Touches, a program created to enhance the well-being of the residents through meaningful, supportive therapies dedicated to holistic wellness.