And every three minutes someone in the UK is affected by dementia.
And it takes about thirty minutes to knit and decorate a twiddlemuff.
A twiddlemuff a a tube of knitting that's decorated with beads and buttons, it provides a source of comfort to people living with dementia as it gives their hands something to do.
I think it's a brilliant cause, so I picked up my knitting needles and started!
I used chunky wool and cast on about 30-40 stitches and then knitted until it looked right, the pattern online asks for it to be double thickness but it was just too thick so I went for a single layer.
I used loads of scraps of wool, and had great fun incorporating fluffy and textured wools!
All of the buttons and beads were also from my stash!
I put things on the inside and on the outside to twiddle with! Some of these have fluffy Pom poms on the inside.
I even made sure I knitted a manly one! The bow on it is only attached in the middle so it can be tied and untied, to keep hands occupied!
It's been nice knitting to help people! Now I just need someone to get back to me as to where I need to drop them off!