Spain, from July – November 2021
To support Alzheimer’s patients we decided to create cognitive stimulation blankets with guidance from the Spanish Red Cross. These special blankets have many elements for playful sensory activation, all of them handmade.
Each volunteer produced one or more of the 11 parts that make up each blanket by hand at home. Volunteers then assembled the 715 pieces for the 65 blankets, harmonizing all the elements and giving them a good quality finish. All the blankets offer 10 elements for direct touching and feeling and additionally a zip for its opening and closing.
The Red Cross was very happy to receive these blankets designed for the elderly to improve their cognitive stimulation.
In the cognitive stimulation workshops that the Red Cross develops in the Axarquia, Spain, elderly people play with sensory blankets that activate their senses. We had the collaboration of the organization Know Thyself as Soul, whose volunteers have made these blankets.