7 December 2016
A big thank you to the 2nd Stopsley Guides for donating some wonderful Memory Books and Twiddlemuffs for our patients with dementia.
The idea of making these for our patients came about after Unit Guider, Deborah Bachini saw an article back in August about Memory Books in the Guiding Newsletter and wanted to find out more. Four months later we have had this lovely donation of Memory Books and Twiddlemuffs.
The memory books are a lovely way for staff and volunteers to stimulate conversation and engage patients who have been diagnosed with dementia. They are filled with colourful pictures which can trigger memories and meaningful conversation.
People with dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied – Twiddlemuffs have lots of items attached so that a patient with dementia can place their hands in them and twiddle! They provide a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation and at the same time keep hands snug and warm.
If you would like to help by producing a Memory Book or knitting a Twiddlemuff, please contact Karen from Voluntary Services by email or 01582 497 384.