Baytown Pilots create fidget aprons

Pilot Club of Baytown members are creating ‘fidget aprons’ for Alzheimer’s/dementia patients. Pilots, from left and some displaying aprons, are Delores Ellis, Lindzy Minx, Tammy Phenicie, President Cindy Fehring, Dr. Darlene Brown, Judy Wheat, Gay Riggs, Glenda Mosley, Janie Clements and Carolyn Parrish. (Submitted photo)

The fidget apron may have working zippers, buttons with button holes, ribbons to tie and untie, belts to buckle and unbuckle, fabrics that are soothing to feel. The choices are endless. The fidget apron is a perfect gift idea for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. 

Giving a special gift to someone with these conditions can be tough, but you can be confident this will be a welcome, comforting and enjoyable choice. As a caregiver, it might be hard to believe there is something that can keep your loved one occupied for hours. But it’s true! A fidget apron can be a soothing solution to the anxiety and restlessness that comes with Alzheimer’s, dementia and similar conditions. Fidget aprons also help distract from worrisome self-harming behaviors. Finally, the fabric prints and textures can evoke fond memories, and the soft fabric and silky ribbons and trims are soothing.

The Pilot Club is also planning details for the Alzheimer’s Walk which is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Bayland Park. It’s not too early to be a sponsor or register to walk. Visit http://act.alz.org/baytown - to set up a team, donate to an existing team or ask any Pilot Club Member to register you.  

For information about Pilot Club of Baytown, call 281-424-7838, visit http://www.pilotclubofbaytown.org/ or The Pilot Club of Baytown Facebook page. 

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