Twiddlemuffs help dementia patients
PETER Clarke, Associate Practitioner for Dementia at Wexham Park Hospital, gratefully accepted 75 colourful twiddlemuffs from Beaconsfield WI’s president Deb Sanders and ‘kintathon’ organiser Steve Hadley at its meeting on Monday June 19 at St Teresa’s Church Hall in Beaconsfield.
The twiddlemuffs, knitted muffs with buttons, ribbons and other attachments to fiddle with, had been knitted and decorated specifically for the hospital by enthusiastic members.
Mr Clarke explained that the muffs were a great help in calming distressed and anxious patients by giving them something to occupy their restless hands.
Each patient was able to take their muff home so there was a constant need for more.
It was especially helpful to receive muffs in colours that would appeal to male as well as female patients.
Deb Sanders praised the excellent work that he and his team are doing at Wexham and thanked him for his commitment to improving the experience of dementia patients and their carers.
Some of the 75 twiddlemuffs knitted by Beaconsfield WI members