Has Alzheimer’s Or Dementia Touched Your Family?

Residents from 5 counties help make and donate “sensory stimulation” quilts

 Has Alzheimer’s Or Dementia Touched Your Family?


Volunteers from across middle Tennessee joined together in Springfield Saturday to make “Fidget Quilts” for local Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. If your family has been touched by Alzheimer’s or Dementia you may find this local story interesting.

According to the C.D.C., in 2013, as many as 5 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease.  By 2050, this number is projected to rise to 14 million.

The owner of the The Fabric Shop in Springfield,  Donna Sandidge wanted to do something for those afflicted with Alzheimer & Dementia. Donna found out about a project called Fidget Quilts.  Fidget Quilts uses  fabrics and textiles provides patients with something comforting to hold and a way to relearn some of the basic skills we all take for granted, like tying shoes and buttoning a shirt.

Owning a fabric shop, Donna saw the writing on the wall and decided to set a day aside and make her shop available to all comers that wanted donate their time to make as many Fidget Quilts as possible in one day. The Quilts would be made available to Alzheimer & Dementia patients in Robertson County. Watch Smokey’s video report above for the full story.

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