Comforting and engaging, 'Arthur', combines the profound benefits of targetted music with sensory and tactile feedback, with the engagement of something to be cherished and cared for.
'Arthur' is a combination of our experiences of the benefits of music for people with cognizant challenges, such as dementia, learning difficulties and autism, combined with widely accepted advantages offered by 'doll therapy'. The care and interaction with a comforting soft toy provides a path to unlocking strong maternal instincts or feelings of security, providing both activity and self worth, whilst the music increases awareness and interaction.
Doll therapy: A large section of the community with cognizant challenges lack daily engagement. Some caregivers try to ease the burden of distress and anxiety by introducing dolls or soft toys to love and care for. The dolls can become an integral part of their life and caring for the doll can range from simple enagement to a major part of their day to day responsibilities. Doll or 'cuddle' therapy, may bring back happy memories of early parenthood and helps feeling useful and needed.
Music: Playing music to people with dementia or similar challenges from their formative years vastly improves their cognizance and lucidity - the effects are dramatic and are widely recognised. Arthur was developed from our hugely successful "Simple Music Player for Dementia", and collaborative input from our doll therapy partners in the USA.