What are TWIDDLEMUFFS?
Twiddlemuffs are hand muffs that have bits and pieces sown on to them, that allow for endless hours of sensory discovery for those living with dementia.
Twiddlemuffs can be done either through the use of sown tubes of material or, if you are good at knitting, knitted muffs, with bits and pieces stitched to the outside and inner side of the muff. These bits and pieces can be different materials with different textures, buttons, beads, ribbons, bells, anything that will create a stimulus and allow busy hands to be calm and focused for a very long while.
The stimulus can be visual, tactile and sound. If you would like to do some, we are always happy to have them and use them with our clients in the Café´s. If you have odd bits of wool and other bits and pieces, now is a great time to get started!