My Mom loves babies and small children as well, but she has little interest in the baby dolls? She holds the head and move it over her work bench like she is writing with it! I’m not sure why! I find myself looking at the children’s toys at stores…have to watch the small items now though, Mom has started to put things in her mouth! Crayons are out of the question now, she has tried to eat them!!
The day care Mom goes to has people in her condition to varying degrees, but they also have people younger, and some with physical difficulties. There is one guy there that the workers there think he thinks Mom is his Mother! You might want to consider a day care option sooner rather than later, if there is one near you. Sooner would allow your Mom to establish a social network there while she is more alert. My Mom is NOT communicative, at least not much, but these people recognize each other and miss someone when they miss a day.
I don’t know where you are as far as incontinence goes, but once there, get dog poop bags to contain the soiled items, it keeps the odor down! I have obtained a Hospital type bed for Mom and a lift recliner as well. She can’t use a walker any longer, we have to pick her up and hold her hands to walk her around the house. I’m not sure how much longer she will be able to walk at all, she is winded walking between the living room and her bedroom!
It’s all trial and error!