There are many types of dementia and Alzheimer's disease is just one of them. Alzheimer's Disease is the most common type and affects approx 800,000 people in Britain. It is a progressive disease which affects many functions but mainly the memory .No one knows what causes it but it is distressing condition for the family and the sufferers themselves.
Recently there has been a project going on in the UK to make Twiddle Muffs for Alzheimer's patients. I started a "Knit and Natter" group at Church and we often undertake charity projects The Twiddle Muffs / Mitts/ Sleeves Project was a cause which captured all of our hearts. As a group, we have made several and I finished my first one just half an hour ago.
Muff/ Mitt/ Sleeve are Interchangable for this object.
Other projects we have undertaken are making knee blankets for wheel chair users in the care homes for the elderly and little outfits for the AIDS babies in Africa., dog coats for an animal charity ... ...and all while we knit and have a cup of tea or coffee on a Monday for an hour.