Posted April 24, 2018
New Section for Class 19:
Click to download details about the Twiddlemuff section. Please note that these entries will be donated to persons in the area. Twiddlemuffs benefit people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
What’s a twiddlemuff?
A twiddlemuff is a knitted, crocheted or fabric tube with accessories such as ribbons and buttons sewn on to them. They are usually made up of many yarn textures, with notions sewn on the inside and outside of the muff. This allows for the person’s hands to stay warm while they are able to twiddle with the bits and pieces.
Why are twiddlemuffs used?
For many people with dementia, there are developments and changes to their personalities, one of which is to become increasingly agitated. Twiddlemuffs help to ease agitation and calm the person’s mood, as they can keep their hands and minds occupied. Many hospital wards have found that the muffs have a positive effect on patients by keeping them comforted, as well as encouraging movement and brain stimulation.
(Above info about twiddlemuffs cited from Love Knitting Blog)