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POSTED: March 3, 2012 5:00 a.m.
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Women on Mission are making "fidget" blankets for patients suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia.

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A group of North Bryan women are on a mission-a mission to help comfort area Alzheimer's and dementia patients under the care of Hospice Savannah.
At a lunch held at the First Baptist Church of Blitchton, the Women on Mission group hosted representatives from Hospice Savannah to donate around 20 fidget blankets to help comfort patients who suffer from the disease.
Fidget blankets are created to include things like toy keys, stuffed animals, zippers and more to occupy the patients' hands, according to Hospice Savannah director of marketing and volunteer services Beth Logan. She said these things help patients when they become restless.
"The blankets have all these different textures and they're very good for patients who have dementia or Alzheimer's because they get very restless and fidgety so they're called fiddle or fidget blankets," Logan said. "So they can touch and feel and it seems to comfort them and help them to stay calm."

See full story in Saturday's Bryan County News.

 

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