North Middlesex University Hospital are hoping to have enough Twiddle Muffs to give one to every patient living with dementia one when they arrive in A&E and which they can then keep during their stay and take home with them.
People living with dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. Soft knitted Twiddle Muffs contain strands of textured ribbons, beads and various fabrics attached both inside and outside and provide a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation while at the same time keep hands snug and warm.
Twiddle Blankets are 10cm (4”) squares which can be joined together to make Twiddle Blankets not more than 60cm (24”) square for patients with dementia.
If you would like to put your knitting skills to good use to help them create Twiddle Muffs, have spare wool or knitting needles (6mm or larger) to donate you can contact them at email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.