A Twiddle Muff is a knitted muff with items incorporated into them to keep fingers and hands active for anyone living with dementia. Twiddle Muffs can contain beads, different fabrics and textured ribbons and are attached to both inner and outer of the muff.
Restless hands is common for anyone living with dementia and a Twiddle Muff is tactile and useful to keep their hands busy, as well as providing visual, sensory stimulation whilst keeping fingers and hands warm.
We encourage volunteers to come forward and make use of their knitting skills to create more Twiddle Muffs as part of our work to raise dementia awareness.
Whether you are an expert or novice knitter, the knitting pattern is very simple. We encourage non-knitters to get involved too by donating wool, buttons, beads, ribbons or anything that can be used and incorporated into the Twiddle Muff safely.