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Dad loves it! The Weighted Sensory Lap Blanket for Dementia is a success! Since he worked with fabrics in his and mom's quilting business for many years, he really appreciates the beautiful colors, fabrics, trims, and sewing details on his blanket. He immediately was drawn to all the gadgets and ways to keep his hands busy. Dad immediately pulled the shoestring out and re-tied it. Challenging as it was, he really enjoyed feeling successful as he wound the shoestring into a double knot. I think his favorite part was the note I put in the clear window with his...
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Never in a million years did I think I would be brainstorming ways to occupy my dad in his senior years. Dementia has taken his mind to a place that is at times lonely and confusing. When I came up with the idea to make something for his idle hands, I was searching the internet for something I could make for him. I found three ideas that intrigued me. There were tons of aprons and mats with items sewn to them to fidget with, weighted lap pads that drape across the knees to bring comfort, and mats with pockets...