Twid­dle­muffs help de­men­tia pa­tients

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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

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