I have been one of a group of ladies making Fidget Blankets for the Orthopaedic ward at our local hospital.
Dementia get very confused when they have been put into a strange environment and they will often self-harm. Fidget blankets keep those hands occupied and become a comfort to them.
Strong stitch work and plenty of colour, different textures, zips and velcro all make a situation more bearable to these patients.
They are proving very successful.