A dear friend and I were talking a few years ago. Both our Mums were getting old . We decided there is not much fun in getting old and she said the " Circle of Life " should be reversed. In her opinion, life would be much better if you were born, say aged 80. Your parents would always love you and push you around in a pram, wipe your dribble and keep you clean. Then end your life as a helpless baby. Very few people can resist a baby and feel a compunction to look after such helpless little souls.
Well sadly both our Mums died and of course life goes on. Luckily neither suffered from the stressful,terrible illness of Dementia or Alzheimer's . For that I am so, so thankful.
After my last post about the twiddle mats I thought I had better contact some hospitals to see if they indeed were needed. And much to my delight I got a very quick email back saying " yes please, and as soon as possible.
They are found to be useful for distressed patients who, because of their condition, pick at their clothing, skin,canulas or anything near by.
I looked on good old Pinterest and there are some brilliant ideas there. So, this morning I set off on a twiddling journey. Not a mat this time but a book. I read that of course they often need to be sanitised so I thought about how to make sure they are washable. They also need to be safe .
So every seam is treble stitched. I just need to twiddle and fiddle and make some more!
A soft material for the front cover and ribbon " taggies" to stroke.
A pretty little pocket with ribboned flowers hiding inside.
A heart with crinkly paper stuffing.
And the ultimate crochet twiddlers.
If you are reading this and someone you love is suffering from such a distressing illnes and you think thus might help. Please send me an email and I will pop one in the post for you as quickly as I can.
My email can be found on the side bar of my blog.