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A massive thank you to staff at the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in Kirkcaldy for their kind donation of twiddlemuffs.  Janice Clark, Michele Fyall and Elma Brown from the DWP brought along two bags full of twiddlemuffs to help patients living with dementia across Fife.

A twiddlemuff is a knitted muff with items such as buttons, beads and ribbons attached that a patient with dementia can twiddle in their hands. People with dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied, they are particularly helpful for people withdementia when they are in hospital.

If you would like to have a go at making one, the twiddlemuff knitting pattern can be found at

NHS Fife’s Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultant, Helen Skinner said:“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at the DWP and the many people, including staff members, family and friends who have knitted and donated twiddlemuffs along with oddments of wool, buttons, beads and ribbons, these are all greatly appreciated.”

If you would like more information about twiddlemuffs, to hand in oddments of wool, buttons, beads, ribbons andcompleted twiddlemuffs or, would like to know how to obtain one please contact Helen Skinner (NHS Fife’s Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultant) on or call 01592 643355 ext 28429.