A twiddlemuff (a knitted hand muff with attachments for twiddling) may sound bizarre, but it can be a fantastic way to provide comfort and distraction for an anxious mind. Knit your own if you’re feeling
inspired, or buy one from Alzheimer’s charity BRACE (0117 4144831; alzheimersbrace.org), where all profits go to dementia
research. Prices start at £7.50.