This is a project which allows us the opportunity to show our creativity by making Twiddle Muffs, Blankets or Aprons for dementia patients.
People with dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. A twiddle muff provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation, and keeps hands snug and warm at the same time. They are usually knitted with strands of textured ribbons, beads, and various fabrics attached both inside and out – the more colourful and interesting the better! Twiddle mats and aprons serve the same purpose – these are good sewing projects.
The Order of St John Care Trust in Salisbury is a not-for-profit charitable trust which has 4 care homes in our area. They are very interested in our offer to create these for their residents.
Just pick which option works best for you and get going.
We will be meeting at Eleanor’s house on 9th May at 7.30pm to share wool, fabric, buttons etc and as well as sharing ideas. We may even do some knitting! If possible, please let Eleanor know if you are planning to come along – firstname.lastname@example.org.