Mayflower Court care home in Southampton has joined the local 'Twiddlebank' scheme set up by the Southampton Action Alliance and Alzheimer's Society.

The scheme aims to provide those in the local community with a network of places to get a Twiddlemuff; a knitted muff with items attached so that someone living with dementia can twiddle it in their hands helping to relax them and provide both comfort and distraction.

Sam Smith, part of the Dementia Friendly Project in Southampton, said: "We are aware that the knitting and use of Twiddlemuffs, particularly those living with dementia, is proving very popular and therapeutic for both those making or using them."

Mayflower Court has created a space for members of the public to donate handmade Twiddlemuffs, which can then be used by members of the public and groups in the local community. 

Alison Titheridge, customer relations manager at Mayflower Court, said: "We are delighted to be part of this community project, our residents have used Twiddlemuffs for some time, so to share the idea with carers and anyone living with dementia locally is important."

Twiddlemuffs can be donated or collected from Mayflower Court care home, just call in or call 02380 670 200.

To learn more about Mayflower Court care home, visit the website here. 

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