Connecting shared interests
Emilyn and Mary Jane bond over their fondness of children and music. Emilyn loves taking care of babies and doll therapy has been very beneficial to her. Introducing babies, using doll therapy, offers people living with dementia the opportunity to relive memories of caring for a child. It reinforces the vital psychological needs of attachment, giving and receiving comfort, and to love and be loved. Mary Jane can often be seen patiently helping Emilyn care for her babies.
Emilyn also connects back to her past, and communicates to others, through song. Her memories of singing in her church choir are brought to life as she sings her thoughts without pause. She especially enjoys it when people sing back to her!