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Man Invented Edible Water Jellies That Resemble Candy to Help Hydrate Dementia Patients

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You might not realize it, but staying hydrated is a common struggle for people with Alzheimer's or dementia. One man is on a crusade to eliminate that struggle. When Lewis Hornby's grandmother Pat, an Alzheimer's patient, was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with a severe case of dehydration, he came up with a creative solution. 

There are several reasons why dementia patients have trouble staying hydrated. They might forget to drink water, not feel thirsty, or they might be unable to swallow thin liquids. Additionally, according to Alzheimer's Society, "some medications and dementia-related illnesses can also make dehydration worse." Lewis' solution, called Jelly Drops, addresses all of those challenges.

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