What are Jelly Drops?
Jelly Drops are bite-sized, sugar-free sweets containing 95 per cent water and added electrolytes.
They were invented by Lewis Hornby, who was inspired by his late grandmother and her love for sweets. Lewis developed bright, raindrop-shaped sweets as an easy way to increase her daily water intake.
Lewis and his Jelly Drops team have worked alongside people with dementia, doctors and dementia psychologists to develop their fantastic product.
Since launching in July 2020, we've been excited to see Jelly Drops reaching people living with dementia who want them. Now, the team is returning with a new and improved recipe for their refreshing water sweets.
The new Jelly Drops are smoother, slightly firmer and more elastic - more sweety like!
How Jelly Drops Have Helped People During The Coronavirus Pandemic
During the coronavirus pandemic, the Jelly Drops team have worked even harder to make their water sweets available to the most vulnerable people in our society.
People living in care homes have been a primary concern for the Jelly Drops team during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Jelly Drops team are also helping to cater to a small number of NHS coronavirus hospital wards, not just for the patients but also for the NHS staff. Members of staff are finding that long shifts and personal protective equipment (PPE) often leave them feeling dehydrated.
Dehydration And Dementia
Dehydration is a common challenge for older people, and especially those with dementia. Memory problems mean that people living with dementia can often forget to drink enough water.
What’s more, the part of the brain that tells you when you’re thirsty, doesn’t always work properly. Unfortunately, this can lead to confusion and even hospitalisation.
How can I get some Jelly Drops?
There has been a huge demand for Jelly Drops since they were first introduced to the public in June 2019.
Since then, the Jelly Drops team have been building up large-scale production as fast as they can.
You can now order Jelly Drops online, either as a one-off purchase or subscription.
To get hold of your own Jelly Drops, visit the Jelly Drops website today.
Article taken from The Alzheimer’s Society.