12 August 2016
Would you like to create a twiddlemuff?
Our Dementia Wellbeing Service is looking for people to
create twiddlemuffs to distribute to people in the later stages of
dementia. "What's a twiddlemuff?" you're probably asking yourself.
They're knitted or crocheted muffs with different materials
attached that can be used to support people with dementia in any
setting, including hospitals and care homes.
Twiddlemuffs are embellished on the inside and outside with
different 'twiddles', such as ribbon, string and buttons, to
provide a soothing, sensory experience for people with dementia who
place their hands inside them. The twiddlemuffs can provide a
gentle, reassuring distraction, alleviate anxiety and occupy the
"There are all kinds of sensory resources to support people with
dementia but twiddlemuffs are relatively inexpensive and provide
comfort and warmth," says Stephen Collings, Contract Business
Manager at the Dementia Wellbeing Service.
Please contact Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would
like to try creating a twiddlemuff for people using the Service.
There are many patterns for twiddlemuffs available