Any ideas on fidgety things

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by happybunny, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. happybunny

    happybunny Registered User

    Mar 28, 2013
    11
    Other half has had Alzheimer's for the last four and a half years. He has started pulling at his clothes and destroying things, have got him a fiddle toy( baby's toy) to fidget with. This one has proved very successful as it is really tough. Has anyone any ideas on other things that I can get him to keep his hands occupied as I gave run out of ideas?
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,277
    Male
    North Manchester
    >>>TWIDDLE MUFFS<<< are very popular.

    Many charities and organisations collect unwanted materials and volunteers make the muffs, if you want to DIY there are patterns on the web.
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,947
    Female
    Dundee
  4. Mooo

    Mooo Registered User

    Jul 30, 2015
    16
    Manchester
    Twiddlemuffs!

    I would like to echo the previous comments on here, I know people from my organisation who have been knitting and sewing away for weeks to keep a production line going! They're soft, brightly coloured, warming, and often have little buttons or pockets or things to twiddle (!) on the inside. I hope this helps, all the very best to you.
     
  5. christmas

    christmas Registered User

    Apr 27, 2014
    206
    Leicestershire
    Hi my oh was doing the same ,my daughter brought him a cushen for Christmas its got different things on it to play with he plays with it all the time ,you can get a blanket as well hope this helps you X Christmas
     
  6. gwincy

    gwincy Registered User

    May 18, 2014
    17
    Cheshire
    Hi I bought some of those little interlocking metal puzzles kept my husband busy carrying them around and leaving them all over and he never managed to get them undone.
     
  7. tigerlady

    tigerlady Registered User

    Nov 29, 2015
    427
    What a brilliant link the activities one is - I have been desperately trying to find something to occupy my husband in his care home - he seems to have no interest in television - never liked reading and anyway cant see normal print without glasses, which he loses or wont wear anyway, and cant do dominoes anymore as he cant relate the spots to numbers. He was a builder - a practical man - and several things on that site look ideal for him. Thank you so much for sharing that link.
     
  8. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,598
    West Midlands

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.