What is a Fidget Mat?
It is a unique work of art whose purpose is to provide entertainment and to safely stimulate and/or calm persons with Dementia. We will use buttons, zippers, loops, laces, beads, toys and other bits & pieces to be sewn onto a lap-size piece of fabric, which will be quilted. By incorporating various fibers, textures and colors, the Fidget Mat becomes an individual treasure, which is reminiscent of a toddler’s “Busy Box."
Do you prefer to knit or crochet? If so, another project with the same purpose is the Twiddle Muff, which is created in a circular design, enhanced with the same charms as Fidget Mats, and worn as a sleeve.
Our Fidget Mats and Twiddle Muffs will be donated to memory units within area treatment centers.