Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Twiddles

Hello friends

I'm back. I've been dealing with some personal stuff and I'm starting to come through it now.

I've made another twiddle muff for mum because we want to wash the one we gave her for Christmas. It's been a huge success. Sometimes she will sit for hours straightening all the bits on it. This passed weekend mum was in hospital (she collapsed at day care but is ok and back home now) and dad and I took her old muff in. The ward sister was well impressed and watched mum twiddling with it and thought it was a great idea and has asked me if I could make some for the ward. I have given this some thought and will put this to the craft club I go to as they are looking for a new charity project. The craft club is actually called Craft and Chat and is held at my local library.
In Lancashire most of libraries have a craft and chat group so I'm hoping I can get some of the other groups involved. It is such a simple idea but so affective in keeping dementia patients calm and busy, it also keeps their hand and finger joints mobile.
The first one I made I embroidered a little pillow and attached it to the muff but mum doesn't bother with it so I've not included it in the second one. I have however included button, beads, ribbons and lots of other bits to create interest. I have to give credit and thank you to Warrington Hospital who printed the basic knitting pattern on their website which I came across through the Alzheimer's Society.

Will be back soon and look forward to reading your lovely comments

Carolx


6 comments:

  1. Sorry that you have been out of action. The twiddle muff is a fabulous idea...hope the craft group think so too.
    Jane x

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  2. These are a brilliant idea. My friends Mum has early onset dementia and might like one, would you mind if I had a go at making somthing similar? (don't want to steal your ideas!) A x

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    1. Hi Alison.
      The muff wasn't my idea, I got it from the Warrington and Halton Hospital website so I don't mind. The muff is more useful in the middle to later stages as it helps with stimulation and also helps to keep them calm during times of agitation.
      Best wishes to you and your friend
      Carolx

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  3. Hi Carol, I've never heard of a twiddle muff but I think it's a wonderful idea. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hi Chris. Lovely to have you along. You say the nicest things. I will pop by your blog shortly.
      Carolx

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