The Ridings care home has been knitting cosies for Dementia Awareness Week.

Staff and residents have been working hard knitting twiddle mitts in a variety of textures and colours. Twiddle mitts are designed for older people who have dementia and are thought to help people deal with anxiety.

Activities Coordinator Claire Blow said: “The twiddle mitts are an important resource used to boost the great dementia care at The Ridings, and improve the well-being of people living with dementia.

“We have all enjoyed knitting them, it’s been a great team activity.”

Knitting started in the run up to Dementia Awareness Week 2017 and had family and friends of residents joining in.

Twiddle mitts of all colours have been created, some including beads, ribbons, pomp oms and fringing, all designed to give people who are wearing the twiddle mitt something to feel and “twiddle” with.

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