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Age UK Isle of Wight Distributes Twiddle Muffs to Patients with Dementia at St. Mary’s

Published on 26 March 2024 02:04 PM

In a heartwarming initiative to support patients with dementia, Age UK Isle of Wight has been actively distributing twiddle muffs at St. Mary’s. Twiddle muffs are knitted hand muffs adorned with a variety of interesting bits and bobs both inside and out, designed to provide simple stimulation for active hands. These muffs also offer brain stimulation to individuals with dementia.

Many patients have found the twiddle muffs to be a source of reassurance and comfort, helping to soothe restless hands and minimise agitation. The initiative aims to provide patients with a therapeutic tool that enhances their well-being and quality of life.By providing patients with these specially designed muffs, the organisation is actively contributing to the promotion of comfort, stimulation, and relaxation for individuals with dementia at St. Mary’s.

Age UK Isle of Wight are committed to improving the lives of those affected by dementia in the community, not only through this inititave but also through thier Older Person's Mental Health Navigation service. 

This initiative not only highlights the benefits of twiddle muffs in offering support to dementia patients but also encourages community involvement to help create more twiddle muffs and knitted items to support St Mary's.

To learn more about how you can get involved or support this initiative, please reach out to Age UK Isle of Wight. Many twiddle muff patterns can be found online by simply searching 'Twiddle Muff Knitting Pattern'. Alternatively, contact Age UK Isle of Wight and let them know you intend to partake and some patterns can be sent to you.

For those who wish to support this cause but are not proficient in knitting, Age UK Isle of Wight welcomes donations of new wool, buttons, beads, ribbons, zips, or any materials that can be used to enhance the muffs safely. This collaborative effort allows individuals to contribute to the well-being of dementia patients in a meaningful way.

Please contact or call us on (01983) 525282 for more information.