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A Loxton nurse has changed the lives of the elderly, inspired by a discovery she made when visiting relatives in England.

The ABC reported Sally Goode first learned of ‘fiddle muffs’ while she was overseas, and figured the idea could aid her work on the district health council in the Riverland. The ‘fiddle muff’ is a knitted double glove with ‘fiddle items’ (such as buttons, screws and ribbons) stitched on and aims to help keep patients with anxiety or dementia from scratching at their skin.

Ms Goodes' discovery was almost an instant success and so far the Loxton CWA women have knitted and decorated 50 fiddle muffs for local facilities. The colours, designs and adornments have all been inspired by the Riverland’s natural produce and fruit growing culture.

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