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DIY Fidget Apron

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A fidget apron can be very useful for some people, especially those in a nursing home. Here's some ideas about how to make a DIY fidget apron.


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September 13, 2010

Fidget aprons are great for dementia or Alzheimer's patients, or even people who have had strokes who like to "fidget". They provide a simple, mobile activity for the busy hands of people with decreased cognitive skills. They give patients the joy of doing something with their hands.

Each one is unique based on the gadgets used. Items can be placed in a pocket, such as a scarf, for folding. You can also add zippers, buttons, ribbons/shoelaces, old bead necklaces, or other items you wish to recycle. These would be great to make for hospitals or nursing homes.

Source: My grandmother had a stroke and was in a wheelchair. She was always fidgeting with something.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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September 13, 2010

I am looking for pattern for a fidget apron.

By mary from Hampton, VA


June 28, 20180 found this helpful

There are so many ideas on Pinterest for this...I am assuming you wanted one geared to an adult...but they have tons for kids also.


This was one I had bookmarked:

My only suggestion is that I learned it is important to only have them be used under supervision so if something accident comes off there is no risk for choking or if you use zippers as an activity, that the senior doesn't get delicate skin caught in it by accident.

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