People with dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. Twiddlemuffs - a knitted muff with items such as buttons, zips and beads attached to it that a patient with dementia can twiddle in their hands - provide a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation and at the same time keep hands snug and warm.
We are looking for knitters to knit the simple twiddlemuff pattern. The muffs will then be used on our elderly care wards.
If you would like to get involved, you can download the pattern and post your knitting to:
Ward 8 West
Royal Free Hospital
London NW3 2QG
Alternately, if you’re not a knitter but would like to help, please post any spare wool or sensory items such as buttons, zips and beads to the address above.