In keeping with the Immanuel Anglican Church Women of Wetaskiwin's annual goal of contributing to needs of our community, several of the ACW group, as well as seniors of two local residences, took out their knitting and crocheting needles to produce Comfort Cuffs for dementia patients. Once the cuffs were completed, we joined together as a group to decorate the cuffs with "fiddle" items such as buttons, lace, ribbons, and pompons.
Dementia patients can often be anxious and confused and they tend to fiddle. With the cuffs, they can put their hands inside or just on top and use the items that are sewn on to provide comfort and to keep their hands busy. The cuffs provide visual, sensory and tactile stimulation. Twenty-four cuffs were donated to two local dementia units. Submitted by Sheila Kluczny, Immanuel, Wetaskiwin