A Twiddlemuff is a thick hand muff which has bits and bobs attached to the inside and out. It is designed to provide a stimulation activity for restless hands for patients with dementia.
People with dementia may develop various restless behaviours such as fidgeting. Experts say that giving that person something to occupy their hands can benefit them. Twiddlemuffs provide a source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation at the same time as keeping hands snug and warm.
Twiddlemuffs have also been shown to have benefits for patients with learning disabilities and patients receiving chemotherapy.
SaTH, along with our Patient Experience and Involvement Panel, have created a number of Twiddlemuffs, along with these web page so you can have a go at making your own for us to hand out to patients we think would benefit from them.