Community Hospice aide leads doll drive for dementia patients
Laura Monise of Community Hospice is leading a drive to provide baby dolls for dementia patients.

Laura Monise, an aide at Community Hospice & Palliative Care in Jacksonville, is leading a toy drive to collect dolls for dementia patients.

Monise said she got the idea when she gave a baby doll to an Alzheimer’s patient.

“It brought tears to my eyes when I saw how this toy doll decreased her stress and agitation,” she said. “I feel providing dolls for dementia patients puts caring and structure back into their lives.”

If you would like information on how to help with this drive, contact Betsy Miller at 904.407.5022 or email Betsey at