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Sensory Fidget Blanket

Sensory Fidget Blanket

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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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Products available through Always Home Connected are sold for adult use and are not intended for use by children.

Product Size

Sensory fidget blankets typically measure around 12 inches by 20 inches, providing a comfortable lap-sized design that's easy to handle. The size may vary. 


Sensory fidget blankets is a combination of soft, tactile fabrics and other textured materials. It features various sensory elements like buttons, zippers, ribbons, sequins and beads for tactile stimulation. 


Sensory Stimulation: Sensory fidget blankets provide a variety of textures and tactile elements to engage individuals. These elements can offer sensory stimulation and promote relaxation.

Anxiety Reduction: The act of manipulating the sensory features on the blanket can help reduce anxiety and restlessness in individuals with dementia. It can provide a soothing, repetitive activity. 

Emotional Comfort: Sensory fidget blankets can offer emotional comfort and a sense of security. They can help provide a source of tactile comfort and familiarity. 

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Relevance to Dementia Stage

Early Stage: Sensory fidget blankets can be beneficial for individuals in the early stage of dementia. They offer tactile and sensory engagement, reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation. 

Middle Stage: In the middle stage, sensory fidget blankets may continue to provide sensory comfort and engagement. They can be used to alleviate restlessness and offer emotional support. 

Late Stage: In the late stage, these blankets may still offer sensory comfort, but the focus may shift more toward tactile stimulation and familiarity. Sensory fidget blankets are versatile tools that can help provide sensory comfort and relaxation for individuals with dementia at various stages. The specific benefits and usage may vary based on the individual's needs and preferences.

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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.