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Twiddlemuffs and blankets

Helen Cruickshank from the Pictou District Women’s Institute (right) and Valley View Villa resident Kay Duggins show off some knitted items donated by the Institute.
Helen Cruickshank from the Pictou District Women’s Institute (right) and Valley View Villa resident Kay Duggins show off some knitted items donated by the Institute. - Contributed

The organization knitted and donated both lap blankets and twiddlemuffs to the recreation department at the Valley View Villa located in Riverton.A twiddlemuff is a knitted, crocheted or fabric tube with accessories, such as buttons, which are sewn on to them.

Twiddlemuffs are used for many people with dementia. It it believed Twiddlemuffs help ease agitation and calm a person down. It keeps their hands occupied along with their mind.

They have a positive effect on many people as they allow comfort, and encourage movement and brain stimulation.

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