Alzheimer’s Blankets

Sewing items onto a blanket

Recipients of some of the blankets blanket

A hive of activity

A finished blanket

We held an afternoon  sewing  meeting  making  Alzheimer’s blankets to donate to local care homes.  These blankets  and muffs serve a dual purpose. They provide some warmth  for the elderly as they sit  in their day rooms and the  bits and pieces  attached give them  a distraction for their  hands and fingers which might otherwise be  causing damage to their skins through repetitive  rubbing and scratching. Made of washable  fleece blankets with  buttons, bells zippers etc. securely  attached   they can be readily washed and dried  for  reuse by the residents.