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Twiddle Cat

Twiddles are a unique aid that can really help people with later stage dementia. Instead of playing with their straps or taking their shoes and socks off, Twiddles give the person something engaging to hold and manipulate. They help maintain flexibility by keeping the hands active and engaged, while soothing the person and helping to keep them calm.

The Twiddle Cat has a head a mischievous face and long tail. Available in brown or cream, it's perfect for the cat lover. Available in your choice of cream or chocolate brown.

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$62.50
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Each Twiddle® has three attachments on the outside, and a squeezable soft plastic orbit ball on the inside. The attachments include a sealed satin bag containing movable marbles, a strand of textured ribbons, a loop of colorful wooden beads, as well as a satin or faux suede pocket for personal essentials and a Velcro tab patch. Plush fabric in the form of a muff provides warmth for the hands. In addition to tactile and mental stimulation, all offer exercise for the hands as well as relief from arthritis.

There are four different Twiddles to choose from, allowing you to pick the one that best meets the interests of the person.

All Twiddles® are machine washable and dryer-friendly (remove the "gadgets" first).

Suitable For: Later stage dementia as well as anyone who tends to fidget with straps, clothing, etc.

Customer Reviews (10)

Great productReview by Bill
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
Mom loved it. Keeps her hands warm and she loved the fidget items on the kitty. (Posted on 12/30/2016)
She loves her twiddlecatReview by Mum's daughter
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
I wasn't sure if mum would find the twiddlecat engaging, but she loves it and hasn't let go since she opened it for Christmas. It helps her when she's in pain and just generally for soothing - a complete hit. Thank you! (Posted on 12/29/2016)
Mom seemed interested in itReview by JB
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
My mom has advanced Alzheimer's, she has motion in one hand only, the other is very limited. I gave her the cat for Christmas and she seemed to like it as she played with the wooden beads and touched the ribbons. She doesn't talk or show much emotion so that is the most I could hope for. I did find it pricey for what it is. I ended up finding a fiddle blanket that someone made at my local market for $50 (total price/no tax, no shipping). It has more pieces to fiddle around with and cost half the price. So I bought my mom that one as well, she liked it too. (Posted on 12/28/2016)
I recommend this fidget kittyReview by Sandy N.
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
I gave this kitty to my mother to help her sooth and simmer her agitation when she is lost in her own world. She lives in a memory care facility and is comforted by other residents stuffed animals, so I hope this is also a comfort for her. She didn't seem too excited when I first gave it to her, but by the end of the week she was holding it and burping it over her shoulder. I recommend this fidget kitty. (Posted on 11/25/2016)
A Christmas GiftReview by DGummeson
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
I purchased the Twiddle Cat for my mom who has dementia. I am quite pleased with the quality of the product and the speed of delivery. As Mom lives several hours away from me, I won't be able to see her reaction. I am hopeful she enjoys it as it strongly resembles a cat she had before moving into a nursing home. (Posted on 10/31/2016)
Perfect for my momReview by Joan
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
My mom loves the softness and especially loves putting her hands in the muff for warmth! Using this does keep her hands off her face which was our goal in purchasing this, would recommend for anyone with Alzheimer's. (Posted on 8/30/2016)
Successful activities.Review by J. Elliot
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
I care for a woman who is in the mid-midsevere stage of Alzheimers. I didn't know what to expect as far as how she would use it. She's had it for about 4 days now and interacts with it many times in a day. Sometimes she has conversation with it, but mostly she fiddles with all of the interactive tools on it. She uses it as a muff a little and I'm sure that as time goes on she'll utilize it more. I let her know that the muff will keep her hands warm and that the ball is great for strengthening her hands and for her arthritis.

I would suggest this to anyone who has any kind of memory loss disease. (Posted on 8/10/2016)
Bought this for my motherReview by Sue
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
My mother had Alzheimer's and macular degeneration, so she was nearly blind on top of being confused at age 89. I moved in with her in order to keep her in her home. She was not really ever a cat person, and as a former educator, she was more business-like than warm and fuzzy. But there was so little she could do. I bought this on a whim, thinking I was being a bit ridiculous and even though it was fairly expensive, decided to give this a try. The first day I gave it to her, she smiled a little stiffly and didn't warm up to it much. I tried it again the next day and found her engaging with it a little more. Over the next few weeks, she entered a phase of the disease that left her anxious and restless. The"kitty" gave her something soft to clutch and the activity features gave her something to focus on. She especially liked worrying the Velcro strip and the wooden beads. In the end, I was so grateful I had purchased it! (Posted on 6/7/2016)
great productReview by Fran
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
seems a little pricey for a stuffed animal at first... but it's worth every penny... we bought one for my grandfather and he loves it. his hobby was carpentry... as he has aged he can no longer do much with his hands... he loves to sit with his twiddle cat.... it's both comforting and engaging for him. highly recommended. we worried he would be insulted when we gave him a stuffed animal to play with, but he didnt have that reaction at all. we are very happy with our purchase. (Posted on 3/17/2016)
AdequateReview by Fido
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
Several people where my mom resides have these and mom just views them more as a gag then something useful. She usually puts her pup in the closet as she fears someone will walk off with it (Posted on 12/21/2015)

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