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Knit or crochet twiddlemuffs for people living with dementia

Organization Grey Nuns Community Hospital

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What the heck is a twiddlemuff, right?

They’re knitted or crocheted hand warmers adorned with ribbons, buttons and other fidgets to provide sensory stimulation for people living with dementia. They keep restless hands busy and soothe and comfort those who are anxious or agitated.

The Grey Nuns hospital has found them to be very useful and other sites, including Foyer Lacombe in St. Albert and Chateau Vitaline in Beaumont, are eager to try them out. That’s where yegSpark comes in!

Experienced knitters or crocheters should have no problem with this project, and even less skilled makers could manage with some support. The patterns recommend 8.5-mm circular or 6.5-mm straight knitting needles or an 8-mm crochet hook and a variety of yarn – leftovers from other projects are perfect. Fleece tubes and other recycled wool products will also work. You’ll find lots of inspiration below in the gallery of twiddlemuffs completed by yegSpark members so far.

Please click on the red button to sign up and I’ll send you the patterns and some locations to drop off your finished work. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to register for yegSpark first. It’s free; there’s no obligation; and we’ll notify you when we add new service opportunities.

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