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NGH appeal for local knitters to help patients with dementia

Northampton General Hospital is calling onlocal knitters and knitting groups to support its latest dementia initiative.The hospital is encouraging knitters to knit and donate twiddlemuffs to helpreduce agitation and restlessness in patients with dementia.

Emma Wimpress, voluntary services manager,said: “A twiddlemuff is a knitted handmuff with bits and bobs like zips andbuttons added and incorporating different textures. Dementia can result in restlesshands and agitation and twiddlemuffs can provide visual, tactile and sensorystimulation for people with dementia - as well as keeping hands cosy and warm.”

To support the project, please email Emma  volunteer.services@ngh.nhs.uk for details and patterns.

Posted on Monday 21st November 2016
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