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Dementia Action week

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Twiddle Mitts

This morning we received these beautiful Twiddle Mitts from some of our lovely residents at Mason Cottages.

What are twiddle mitts you may ask? They are knitted mitts with items attached to keep dementia

patient’s hands active and busy. They contain strands of textured ribbons, beads and various fabrics attached

both inside and outside.

People with dementia often have restless hands and may like to have something to keep their hands

occupied. A twiddle mitts provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation while keeping

hands snug and warm at the same time!


We are hoping that volunteers will come forward and put their knitting skills to good use to help us to create more

twiddle mitts as part of our contribution to dementia awareness.

If you would like to join in, here are a few things to consider:

· Choose a variety of Beads and colours in your design.

· Try to include at least six decorations on the outside and four inside, you can add more if you like.

· Make sure everything is sewn on tight so they cannot be pulled off, and there are no loose threads.

· Include bits and bobs on the inside too.

We look forward to receiving more of your lovely donations!

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