A caring grandson has created a jelly sweet that could help boost the water intake of the elderly, after coming up with the idea while caring for his late grandmother.
Lewis Hornby, 26, developed Jelly Drops in response to his grandma Pat’s struggle with dehydration due to dementia.
Not drinking enough water can be a common problem among the elderly, particularly in those suffering with the neurological disorder, as it believed some sufferers forget to drink.
It is hoped Hornby’s sugar-free sweets, made up of 95% water and electrolytes, could help to combat the issue by enabling the elderly and those with dementia to boost their water intake independently.
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