Empathy Doll Beating Heart

$32.80 inc. GST

Beating heart that will tuck into the pocket of your Joyk Empathy Doll’s outfit.


If you are new to Empathy Dolls then you might like to also get this book: Doll Therapy in Dementia Care by Gary Mitchell

Beating heart that will tuck into the pocket of your Joyk Empathy Doll’s outfit and give a calming effect while increasing the feeling of security.

A beating heart is our earliest life experience and can aid relaxation and alleviate stress in older people with mental disorder.

60 beats per minute, this battery-operated addition will help bring your doll to life.

Makes a perfect solution for older people living with a dementia in care homes or hospital.

Please make sure you keep an eye on battery life as people suffering with dementia may struggle to understand when the heart stops beating.

Why not use with our Joyk Empathy Empathy Marcio/ Marcia or a Scent bag for a real sensory experience?



Activity Ideas
  • Pop a beating Empathy Heart inside your doll’s outfit so that the doll has a realistic feel – especially for anyone suffering from anxiety.
  • Place a shallow cardboard box nearby with a couple of tea towels inside for the doll user to make into a little bed. Maybe sing the beginning of some nursery rhymes and encourage the person to sing along too.
  • Pop a few drops of sensory oil onto a hanky or an Empathy Doll Scent Bag and tuck into a doll’s pocket or outfit to create a scent. Ask if the person can recognise the scent? Discuss where you might find something with that smell. Can use lavender if the person finds it difficult to sleep.
  • Leave a soft hairbrush nearby – the act of brushing hair can be soothing for an older person and will keep hands busy too.

Wipe-clean and safe to use for all abilities.

Uses 2 x AG13 batteries.


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