Lytham St Annes dementia care home presented with hand knitted blankets from local W.I

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Newfield LodgeNewfield Lodge Luxury Dementia Care Home in Lytham St Annes residents have extended a massive thank you to all the members of the Ansdell and Fairhaven WI, who have taken the time and effort to hand-knit twiddle muffs and blankets.

The muffs and blankets were recently presented to the residents of Newfield Lodge Luxury Dementia Care home.

Twiddle Muff Comforters are designed to provide a simple stimulation activity for active hands, particularly for people with a dementia like Alzheimer’s who often like reassurance and comfort.

The attachments, vary but can include a bag containing movable marbles; a strand of textured ribbons; a loop of colourful beads; a satin or faux suede pocket; a Velcro tab patch to attach a treasured belonging. Plush fabric in the form of a muff provides warmth for the hands. In addition to tactile and mental stimulation, all muffs offer exercise activities for the hands as well as relief from arthritis.

Peter Wood, director said “We were especially proud to see people from our community sharing their time and their skills in creating items that bring such pleasure and relief to people with this condition.

“Our residents are delighted.”

 

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