DEMO HOUR: Jelly DropsIssue: XXVI.3 May - June 2019
Jelly Drops are hydrating treats that empower people with dementia to hydrate more often, and independently. This is a crucial need, as one third of all dementia deaths can be attributed to dehydration. A number of reasons cause people dealing with dementia to stop drinking, such as no longer being aware of thirst. Therefore, we developed a solid form of hydration that could be disguised as a sweet. It is based on the observation that many dementia patients find eating with their hands intuitive and can recognize the form of a chocolate box. This triggers a familiar interaction, and further promotes social interaction between carers and residents.
Jelly treats for people with dementia. BBC News. Sept. 20, 2018; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-45579586/jelly-treats-for-people-with-dementia
Richman-Abdou, K. Man creates edible water "jelly drops" to help dementia patients stay hydrated. My Modern Met. Aug. 23, 2018; https://mymodernmet.com/lewis-hornby-jelly-drops/
|Jelly Drops empower people with dementia to hydrate more often.|