Jelly Drops are a new sweet that contain around 90% water, helping dementia patients stay hydrated. Lewis Hornby, the inventor of this sweet treat, has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Society to bring his product to the masses.
Dehydration and Alzheimer’s
Having a problem with your memory such as Alzheimer’s can mean that patients forget to drink enough water to stay hydrated. Another problem for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients is that the area of the brain that triggers thirst doesn’t always function correctly.
Jelly Drops and Dehydration
Jelly Drops were invented by Lewis Hornby with the inspiration coming from his grandmother. She suffers from dementia and has a love for sweets just like these. When she was hospitalised due to dehydration, Lewis noticed a gap in the market. Those delivering live in care for dementia carers can use this product with those in their care.
The treats themselves are both tasty and brightly coloured, making them engaging and interesting to those with dementia. Containing over 90% water, the ingredients contained in each drop make them super hydrating to the consumer. The drop keeps the person’s attention with their bright colour, and the pear drop shape ensures they are easy to pick up.
An entire box of sweets is equivalent to drinking three cups of water, which can be more than most dementia patients would consume within one day. For other tips on how to keep dementia patients healthy, take a look at https://www.liveincare.com/services/live-in-dementia-carers/.
Mr. Hornby is hoping that when this product does come to the market once the extensive testing stage has been done, it will be at a reasonable price point. A high price point could put off a lot of customers, but the hydration benefit of eating two boxes of this delicious treat is clear.
Hopefully millions of people around the world can be helped by Jelly Drops. Dehydration is a very common issue for older people, especially those that suffer from memory loss. Forgetting to drink is a common symptom for those with dementia, leading to confusion and even hospitalisation in severe cases.
Jelly Drops are still in the development stage but they have a great deal of support behind them and it is hoped this sweet will soon be available on a wider scale.