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Twiddle muffs

JO OGDEN

Registered User
Mar 4, 2015
2
I am currently in the process of introducing twiddle muffs for the trust where i work as a physiotherapy assistant. I have discussed this with quite a few people where i work and also with family and friends. I wondered what other peoples thoughts were about them and how you feel they would benefit a person with dementia. Also if any one has given a twiddle muff to a relative or patient, how they feel this is working.

Thank you for your help in advance.
 

canary

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Feb 25, 2014
12,138
South coast
Gosh that is expensive. Ive seen hand made things that are like cushions with zips, buttons/buttonholes, pockets etc. They were used by a friend of mines mum with Vas D who was very restless and kept picking at things, so it worked for her. She also had a cushion that was like a big cat made from fake fur that she would put on her lap and stroke.
 

Feline

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Oct 25, 2012
164
East Devon
I am currently in the process of introducing twiddle muffs for the trust where i work as a physiotherapy assistant. I have discussed this with quite a few people where i work and also with family and friends. I wondered what other peoples thoughts were about them and how you feel they would benefit a person with dementia. Also if any one has given a twiddle muff to a relative or patient, how they feel this is working.

Thank you for your help in advance.
My daughter made a sensory cushion for my husband, which he feels and fiddles with for a while every so often, but he always seems to manage to break bits off each time (and it was made well) , but he does destroy quite a lot of things, picture frames lose their pictures , knobs on furniture are taken off, plate guard is bent, anything that can be taken apart is taken apart, unless I see it first !
I think a fiddle muff is worth introducing if it's at a reasonable cost, but it will only work for some.
Good luck.
 

KingB

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May 8, 2011
254
Berkshire
The nursing home my mum is in (and dad until he passed away) has a few of those cat muffs. I think they are very helpful. Dad had one on a few times & it definitely gave him comfort.
 

JO OGDEN

Registered User
Mar 4, 2015
2
Thank you for the feedback. We are getting them made on a donation basis by some lovely people in the community that are fabulous knitters. I think the over all thoughts are that they wont work for everyone and items that are attached must be attached very well but we are going to give it a go. I will keep you posted how they go.