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Ennice, NC (PRWEB) June 07, 2016
Comfort Companions, one-of-a-kind safe and soothing memory-care rag dolls, is now offering nationwide distribution, along with special pricing in alignment with Alzheimer’s Awareness month. The brain child of Janet Tompkins, NC-based senior advocate, Comfort Companions provide Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and their caregivers with a safe and comforting “huggable” fabric doll, designed to stimulate memory skills and encourage mindful activities.
Unlike many dolls commonly used for memory loss therapy, Comfort Companions are made out of easy-to-hug soft fabric. Purposefully designed to not resemble typical baby dolls, they’re bright, cheerful, and packed with stimulating features that encourage memory, provide comfort and promote activity.
According to Ms. Tompkins, “During my years of working as a speech therapist with memory-loss patients, I saw the need for a soothing, huggable doll that also provided much needed care and comfort – both for patients and caregivers. It’s been my passion to create something as simple, yet powerful, as Comfort Companions, and see firsthand the benefits they bring to patients and family members.”
The dolls, and a new huggable beagle, include a heart-shaped name tag to encourage memory. Bows, buttons and flowers help keep busy hands occupied. A front pocket provides a safe place for family photos and keepsakes, while a mini book is attached to promote social interaction. The rag dolls are scented with lavender, proven to relax and soothe. In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the dolls are on sale for $29.95, a 25% savings, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Alzheimer’s research.
Comfort Companions dolls, with names like Daisy and Rosy, along with recently-launched, Bo the Beagle, are often purchased as individual gifts or to support memory-care patients.
About Comfort Companions:
Comfort Companion® was created to address the comfort and care of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. According to alz.org, over 5 million people in the United States live with Alzheimer’s. The company’s founder, Janet Tompkins, created the product line based on her own work as a speech therapist and realizing first-hand the potential benefits of a specially designed companion for people experiencing memory loss. Comfort Companion® was founded to serve adult and geriatric people with dignity and respect and support family members and loved ones who are their caregivers. Visit http://www.mycomfortcompanion for more information or call 336-385-8767. Follow on Facebook.