Sensory Fidget Blanket
Sensory Fidget Blanket
Benefits of Fidget Blankets for Dementia
Fidget blankets are designed to provide sensory stimulation and engagement for individuals with sensory processing disorders, dementia, or other sensory-related challenges. Fidget blankets offer many benefits such as offering a calming and soothing effect. It can help reduce stress and anxiety; stimulate the senses with its different textures, fabrics and attachment (zippers and buckles); improve focus and attention and help individuals with their fine motor skills and coordination.
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What does a fidget blanket do?
A Fidget Blanket is a therapeutic tool designed to provide stimulation and engagement for individuals experiencing cognitive challenges.
Do fidget blankets work for dementia patients?
Fidget blankets can be beneficial for dementia patients, but their effectiveness will vary from person to person based on their cognitive and sensory needs and stage of dementia.
Why do people with dementia use fidget blankets?
People with dementia can benefit from a fidget blanket as a source of sensory stimulation and engagement. It can also offer emotional support and a sense of security for individuals in stressful situations. The act of “fidgeting” can be soothing and calming. It can also act a a distraction to help reduce anxiety and agitation.
Who uses fidget blankets?
Fidget blankets are used by individuals with specific sensory needs or conditions that benefit from tactile stimulation, engagement and comfort.
What do you put on a dementia fidget blanket?
Fidget blankets typically have sensory elements and tactile features that provide stimulation and engagement. For example, textures such as soft fabrics or Velcro strips can provide sensory input. Tactile elements such as buttons, zippers, beads and ribbons are also good for use of touch. Bright colors and fabrics are visually stimulating. A fidget blanket should encompass some or all of the above as long as the elements provide some sort of stimulation.
Are fidget blankets safe?
Fidget blankets are generally safe when designed, used and maintained appropriately. Make sure all attachments are secured and be mindful of any loose items which could potentially be swallowed or could pose a choking hazard. Periodically inspect the blanket for wear and tear. Check for loose threads, frayed edges or any elements that become loose.