HEALTH NOTES: Student creates fruity jelly sweets that help dementia patients beat dehydration

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HEALTH NOTES: Student creates brand of fruity jelly sweets that help dementia patients beat dehydration

A student has created a brand of jelly sweets that can help dementia patients beat dehydration, preventing life-threatening infections. 

The tasty fruity drops were invented by Lewis Hornby after his grandmother Pat was rushed to hospital suffering with severe dehydration. 

They are 95 per cent water with added minerals – and flavoured with a small amount of fruit and artificial sweetener.

Studies show the elderly, especially with dementia, often forget to drink and the resulting dehydration can lead to urinary tract infections.

Pictured: Lewis Hornby, an inventor who has released a rehydration sweet which could save the lives of dementia patients across the world after his late grandmother Pat was sent to hospital with dehydration

Trials showed that older patients were more likely to enjoy Jelly Drops than they were to drink a glass of water. 

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