Fidget Blanket - 'Autumn Days'
Crafted comfort for people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
“Life is like a tapestry, woven from memories of people and events. Your unique tapestry reminds you of who you are, where you've been and what you've done.”
Sadly, Alzheimer's disease gradually takes these memories.
As loved ones’ age, it becomes increasingly important that they live in the present, in a way that preserves the essence of who they are. Providing elders with comfort, warmth and activity improves quality of life and helps them to relax and enjoy treasured memories of a life lived to the fullest.
Autumn days in the garden gathering fallen leaves or cutting back the last of the summer flowers, being helped as always by cheerful feathered friends. This lap blanket tries to evoke these memories through the use of colour and photos. These squares may be a link to the past and provide a source of communication for visitors and carers while the recipient reminisces.
The fidget items included are a zip, a wooden peg and a 'packet of seeds' attached with both ribbon and velcro. (Seeds are plastic pellets stitched into a separate lining) These items provide different textures along with the different types of fabric.
This blanket measures 24" square.