Dementia Dolls





Supporting Families with Dementia

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Helping families live with dementia

We would like to introduce you to Jamila.  Ten years ago Jamila went into hospital for a routine operation.  During surgery something went badly wrong and she had a stroke on the operating table. For a few minutes her heart stopped beating. While the doctors were able to save her life, the stroke left lasting damage and overnight she had vascular dementia. She was left unable to help herself, let alone her disabled husband she was the main carer for. 

Jamila was and is a vibrant, happy woman. She has a smile that lights up a room and a kindness she exudes from every pore.  Like all parents she has cared for others most of her adult life.  First it was her nephews, then two sons, her daughter, grandchildren and her husband. She worries about them all – during the day, last thing at night and first thing in the morning. She’s always asking how her babies are.  

You never stop being a parent and you never stop worrying and Jamila’s dementia turns a worry into mental torture.  For many that torture is relieved by medication; a concoction of pharmaceuticals that can leave them numbed and empty.  By giving them something to care for, in a dementia doll, we are able to provide unmedicated comfort, an inner peace that helps them cope with their day.

We make no excuses for this being personal for us.  Jamila is Yasmin’s mother and the reason we do what we do. 

Our only regret is that Jamila isn’t unusual.  There are 850, 000 families in the UK caring for a family member with dementia and we would like to help as many as we can.

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