Thursday, September 21, 2017

International Day of Peace, World Alzheimer's Day

Today, the 21st of September is a special day! 

First of all it is the International Day of Peace. Very important, because there are still too many people in the world, who live in war zones, are harassed because they are different, even in the smallest unit, our family, there is still too much violence. So let's all try to be peaceful and loving!!

It is also the World Alzheimer's Day. The average age we live is going up and up, which is very nice. One of our greatest fears, however, when we grow older is Alzheimer. A dirty word, a fearful word ...go away, we don't want to think about it! Let's hope science will find a cure quickly, or some medicine that slows the process down.

Some people with Alzheimer seem to relax when they are given a fidget quilt, a lap quilt with fidgeting items, like e.g. zippers, closures, elastic band, buttons, pockets, keys, ribbons. Also different structured fabrics are nice for feeling and fidgeting. 

These quilts are also called comfort quilts and they can be made for autistic children as well. We are going to make a lot more of these lap quilts and donate them to the home outside of Sparta, where they have an Alzheimer unit and a unit with physically and/or mentally handicapped children.


Quilting Moesje said...

Bij mij op de afdeling ( ik werk als verzorgende op PG afdeling ) hebben we ook deze 'voellapjes; ,
en ook een soort lapjes boek met bijvoorbeeld stropdassen voor bewoner die zelf directeur geweest is bijvoorbeeld ... Toen hij nog wat beter was koos hij zelf een stropdas uit maar daarna kon hij ze niet meer om en had er ook geen erg meer in. Maar het boekje bekeek hij wel ...
Dag van de vrede, wilde/kon iedereen dat maar :o))

Ρένα Χριστοδούλου said...

Όμορφες δουλειές και φυσικά ευπρόσδεκτες!
Μακάρι να βρεθεί το φάρμακο γι αυτή την ύπουλη αρρώστια.
Καλή συνέχεια.

nieneke nia said...

O Ada wat een mooi gebaar om die quilts voor
een goed doel te maken ...geweldig !!!
Heel veel groetjes

Mia said...

Beautiful post and great creations, Ada. Kisses, my friend.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ada,
Yes, there still needs to be a lot achieved for creating world Peace!
But people have to aim first at their own Family and try to teach their children respect and good manners.
So generous of you for creating these lovely lap quilts with fidgeting objects; a very clever idea!
We pray that we will be spared from Alzheimer's disease.
Having seen friends going that route is very sad and hard to watch.
Sending you hugs,