HUG by Laugh - Sensory Companion & Music Player
DESIGNED TO BRING COMFORT AND JOY
Therapy dolls have a remarkable effect on men and women in the middle and later stages of Alzheimer's disease. They are calming, soothing and bring the person back to a time in their life when they felt useful and had a sense of purpose; when caring for a young family member was the #1 priority. Alzheimer’s doll therapy helps patients and loved-ones escape from a world where someone is always caring for them.
HUG™ is an award-winning sensory-product designed to be cuddled. Designed specifically for people living with Dementia, it has a beating heart within its soft body and with weighted limbs it feels as if it's hugging back.
HUG™ can also play uploaded music from a favorite playlist.
- Soft comfortable body
- Weighted limbs
- Built in music player
- Machine washable
The Research Behind HUG™
HUG™ has been developed from academic research undertaken at Cardiff Metropolitan University, led by research director Cathy Treadaway. Knowledge gained from the LAUGH (2015 - 2018) and LAUGH EMPOWERED (2018 - 2020) projects have helped the creation, development and evaluation of HUG™.
The team collaborated with people living with dementia and their families as well as professional caregivers, to create and evaluate the HUG™ design. They worked closely with over 70 organizations, including Alzheimer's Society and the NHS, to develop HUG™ as an award-winning product. This helps ensure HUG™ is appropriate, useful and safe to use at home, in residential care and in hospitals.