Bluebird Care Gloucestershire North support the use of Twiddle Muffs!

Donna Jones, who is our Dementia Lead has made it her mission to make and encourage colleagues and friends to make enough Twiddle Muffs for every one of our customers with dementia. 

22/05/2019

Donna Jones, who is our Dementia Lead has made it her mission to make and encourage colleagues and friends to make enough Twiddle Muffs for every one of our customers with dementia. 

Donna Jones, who is our Dementia Lead has made it her mission to make and encourage colleagues and friends to make enough Twiddle Muffs for every one of our customers with dementia. 

Twiddle Muffs are for People with Dementia, as a classic behaviour of people with dementia when they are agitated is to fiddle, or twiddle, with things.

The muffs are quick and easy to knit from chunky yarn, or double strands of double knitting yarn. They are then finished with an assortment of items to twiddle, inside and out. Plaited ribbons or strands of yarn, pieces of lace, small zips, large buttons, crocheted flowers, children’s hair bobbles, and little soft toys on tiny wristbands, which usually entertain babies, are all good decorations for a twiddle muff. 
 
Debbie & Donna
 
The display above is part of the stockpile ready to go out, or awaiting their twiddly bits. Donna, left, and Care Manager, Debbie Bridgewater, are seen below modelling muffs.

We want to make Twiddle Muffs available for everyone in our local communities who would benefit from one, but we cannot do this alone. If you are a knitter, and would like to join our band of volunteers, please contact Donna on 01452 414952, and she will send you a twiddle muff pattern.

You could also help by donating any unwanted yarn and/or suitable items for sewing onto the muffs.

Any contribution will be much appreciated.