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Twiddlemuffs treat for Roseworth residents

Thursday, February 09, 2017

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RESIDENTS at Roseworth Lodge Care Home were given a special treat as pupils from Rosebrook Primary School choir paid them a visit.

The choir delivered several hand-knitted ‘Twiddlemuffs’ which provide visual and sensory stimulation to help people living with dementia.

The knitted bands have decorations and different textures attached making them an effective aid for managing restless hands, which is a common symptom of dementia.

The schoolchildren also provided entertainment for the care home’s residents by singing a number of traditional favourite tunes.

Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, said: “It was great to see the children from Rosebrook Primary School putting a smile on the residents’ faces.

“Rosebrook is a dementia-friendly school and is very proactive in raising awareness both within the school and out at events like this.

“The Twiddlemuffs were donated as part of a Borough-wide campaign that took place at the end of 2016 and resulted in over 300 donations of these dementia aids from residents and knitting groups.

“I’d like to thank everyone that took the time and effort to contribute to the campaign and I know they will be a great help to everyone that uses them.”

For more information, support or training related to living with dementia, contact the LiveWell Dementia Hub on 01642 527363 or email Livewell.Hub@stockton.gov.uk