Enjoy knitting? It’s a great way to keep your mind active and it’s proven to be relaxing, too.

You can find lots of knitting patterns by searching online, or perhaps you could ask friends or family if there’s anything they would like.

If you don’t have knitting needles or supplies, you can order them online or ask a friend or family member to drop them off at your door.

How can I help someone to do this?

If you know someone who enjoys knitting but has stopped doing it, gifting them some knitting supplies could be a great way to get them started again. It has been shown to reduce anxiety amongst people with dementia, and it’s great for the mind too.

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