These life-like dolls are as perfect as baby dolls get; but the
"miracles" they perform far exceed their physical features. The
wonderful stories we receive are barely testimony to the wonderful
moments (and hours) they create.
While visiting a dementia unit, a
resident approached with a doll buggy. Before she was within earshot I
was told that she considered her doll to be her real baby. So when she
got closer, I asked her if I could see her baby. She replied, "This
isn't a baby - it is a doll." The staff was astonished. I commented on
the cuteness of her doll and asked her how long she had had it. Her
reply, "Since it was born!" Kathleen - Alzheimer's Assn.