Hospital surroundings can be confusing for patients with dementia.


Patients with dementia are at risk of becoming agitated.


To give patients with dementia on wards C4, C5 and C6 a ‘twiddle muff’.

Twiddle muffs are knitted sensory bands with added buttons, ribbons, fabrics etc.


Twiddle muffs provide a calming, sensory experience for patients with dementia, giving something to occupy their hands and minds. Patients can keep their twiddle muff to take with them when they are discharged.


Name and Job Title – Emily Mulvaney, Deputy Sister and Denise Yates, Healthcare Assistant.

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  1. fotobrew 6 August 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Twiddlemuffs from 3 villages medical practice PPG Amblecote

    Currently the PPG has a campaign running to give each of its Dementia patients a Twiddlemuff and pass any surplus to other local PPG’s

    Some of our patients are busy knitting but best of all the Knit and Natter group of a local wool shop ‘Lemon Squeezy’ is donating 60 Twiddlemuffs to the PPG to give to the practices Dementia Patients.

    We gave our first Twiddlemuff out last week it was good to see the lady with her hands inside and a content look on her face

    Twiddlemuffs are now in the Beryl Institute as at a recent meeting I gave one to Jason Wolf to take home

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