Alzheimer Society. There's so much to hold on to. Alzheimer Awareness Month January 2014
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What does knitting have to do with Alzheimer’s?

What is knit-bombing, you ask? It’s a form of street art in which public objects such as trees, fire hydrants, telephone poles and statues are covered in knitting or crochet. It started as a way for artists and crafters to bring communities together in conversation around public spaces adorned in vibrant yarn creations. Knit-bombing has become a recognized way to make an artistic statement that’s bright, bold and fun.

So, what’s up with knit-bombing and Alzheimer’s disease?

We think it’s a creative and reassuring way to help people understand and overcome their fears of dementia. The knitted figures you see in our ads symbolize there is still life after diagnosis. Early diagnosis helps people and their families plan for the future - it keeps their lives from unravelling.

Get involved!

Love to knit, crochet or sew? Help us raise awareness, one stitch at a time! Use your talent and imagination to support someone you care about who is living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia with these ideas:

Remember, no matter how simple or elaborate your creation, you can use it to help spread awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias – and bring warmth and a smile to someone living with the disease.