Over the last few months Anchor colleagues and customers have been busily knitting ‘Twiddle Mitts’ and ‘Twiddle Matts’ for people living with dementia.

As part of Dementia Awareness Week, residents across Anchor’s care homes have been receiving the specially knitted ‘Twiddle Mitts’, to help those living with dementia deal with anxiety.

‘Twiddle Mitts’ and ‘Twiddle Matts’ are material hand mitts, designed to help keep restless hands busy, provide stimulation and reduce anxiety for people living with dementia. 

The mitts feature a variety of textures, bright colours, ribbons and buttons which people with dementia can twiddle, helping them relax. 

Cath Holmes, Anchor’s Service Improvement Manager said: “Thank you to everyone who got involved and knitted these marvellous Twiddle Mitts and Twiddle Matts. They will make a real difference to people  living in our homes.

“We’ve had over 150 handmade items donated so far and they are being received very well across the country.”

You can find out more about our approach to dementia care here.

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