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One of the best gifts you can give to someone that has Alzheimer's is a Busy Blanket (or Fidget Blanket) . No need to make it too large, lap size will do. Just make it colorful with lots of textures; add zippers and gadgets, etc. This will help with sensory stimulation and keep their hands busy while occupying their mind to reduce the potential of agitation
This little Ball Worm is a great fidget. It is made of super soft fleece with a ball inside that moves up and down. The movement of this fidget is repetitive and soothing. The little button eyes give the fidget another textual element for fidgety fingers. This is a good fidget for use in the
Twiddlemuffs (or twiddlemitts) are knitted hand-warmers that provide sensory stimulation for people living with dementia. They keep restless hands busy and soothe and comfort those who are anxious or agitated.
Each of my quilts are made individually by me and are ready for shipping. Every attention to detail is made to bring entertainment, sensory involvement, fidget useful items and comfort with soft fabrics to feel. This quilt is made with the man in mind. A muted brown and beige background fabric makes the sewn on fidget items pop as I have added bight happy blues, greens and orange colors to fidget with. The size is 18" x 20". There are lots of activities on the quilt and many fabric to…
More Fidget Quilts for Alzheimer and Dementia Patients
A few weeks ago, I received a stuffed package of trims, zippers, patches, and other things from Rosemary in Virginia to assist our quilt club with our Alzheimer quilts project. In return, I promised to make her two Alzheimer quilts for her local group to see how to do them. I finally got them finished,…