One of our clients from Bramhall is very crafty with a needle and thread and makes twiddle muffs, blankets and handbags for people with dementia. She also makes these for people with dementia who are in hospital.
Twiddle muffs are knitted woollen muffs with items such as ribbons, large buttons or textured fabrics attached that people with dementia can twiddle in their hands.
They provide simple stimulation for active hands while promoting increased flexibility and brain stimulation. Many people with dementia have found twiddle muffs reassuring and comforting. They provide a source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation at the same time as keeping hands snug and warm.