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Can you help us support our Dementia Patients?

Date: 29 January 2020 11:20

 

Do you knit? Can you help us create 'Twiddlemuffs' for our patients with Dementia?

If the answer is ‘yes’, we are looking for your help by putting knitting needles to good use and making 'Twiddlemuffs' - knitted woollen muffs with items such as ribbons, large buttons or textured fabrics attached, that patients with dementia can twiddle in their hands whilst on the wards at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

People with dementia often have restless hands and like something to keep them occupied. The Twiddlemuffs provide a source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation at the same time as keeping hands snug and warm.

You can download a Twiddlemuff pattern by visiting 
http://www.lhch.nhs.uk/media/3044/twiddlemuff.pdf

We are also looking for donations of life like dolls and doll clothes (preferable knitted) in good condition for our dementia patients. 

The use of life-like dolls can bring great benefits to some people with a diagnosis of dementia. Giving life-like dolls to people with dementia is considered by some as a type of therapy; it has therapeutic benefits such as relaxation and pleasure.

If you can support us with donations of either twiddlemuffs or dolls (examples pictured below) please send your donations to the LHCH Safeguarding Team, Management Zone, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Thomas Drive, L14 3PE or for more details email: Terri.Marshall@lhch.nhs.uk or by calling 0151 600 1365.  Thank you for your support.