Twiddle muff target more than doubled by crafty volunteers

A member of staff at Good Hope Hospital and volunteers from the Lingard House ‘knit and natter’ group in Walmley have been working tirelessly to knit 250 twiddle muffs for dementia patients in just under a year.
Twiddle muffs are hand muffs decorated with ribbons, large buttons or textured fabrics that patients with dementia can twiddle in their hands whilst on the elderly wards at Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope Hospitals. People with dementia often have restless hands and like something to keep them occupied. The twiddle muffs provide a source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation at the same time as keeping hands snug and warm.
An avid crocheter and group support manager for women’s and children’s services at the Trust, Angela McKenna-Hylton, set herself a target for making 100 in a year and she has more than doubled her target with the help of the Lingard …

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