Christmas delivery brings comfort and joy to people living with dementia
People in West Norfolk living with dementia will feel less lonely this Christmas thanks to a festive delivery of hundreds of ‘twiddle mitts’ from Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
Over 300 mitts and blankets were dropped off at care homes around West Norfolk by Santa’s little helper – also known as Recovery Worker Jess Andrews - after being donated by kind-hearted knitters.
The colourful knits have different textured items such as buttons, zips, pockets and beads sewn into them which can be ‘twiddled’ to give comfort and sensory stimulation, reducing stress and loneliness.
Among the lucky recipients was Millbridge Care Home in Heacham, which specialises in caring for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
“Thank you so much for the twiddle sleeves and blankets you kindly donated to our residents. Merry Christmas to you all!” they said.
Sharon Pitt, Social Development Manager at Norfolk and Waveney Mind, added: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made twiddle mitts and blankets for us. Your kind gifts will make a big difference to the wellbeing of people living with dementia in our communities this Christmas.”