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Dementia-friendly gifts given to residents at Leamington care home

Leamington Editorial 15th May, 2021   0

DEMENTIA-friendly gifts have been knitted and given to residents at a Leamington care home.

Residents of Priors House received twiddle-muffs and lap blankets, thanks to the ladies at Bromsgrove and Redditch Soroptimists groups.

Knitted by hand, twiddle-muffs are specially designed to provide sensory simulation for people living with dementia featuring elements from buttons and strings to pearls and ribbons. Both the muffs and lap blankets will also help keep residents warm during the colder months.

Home manager Francine Summers said: “Over the past year, we’ve learnt that small acts of kindness often make a world of difference.

“We’re incredibly grateful to have received twiddle-muffs and twiddle lap blanket from friends at our local Soroptimist Group. On top of keeping residents’ hands warm, the twiddle-muffs provide sensory stimulation, which can be soothing for people living with dementia and support those who are prone to anxiety and fidgeting

“Residents have already adopted their twiddle-muffs and blankets. On behalf of everyone at Priors House, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped knitting them.”


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