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Launch of rehydration sweets offers potential lifeline to dementia patients


A 26-year-old British inventor has released a rehydration sweet which could save the lives of dementia patients across the world. Forgetting or being unable to drink is a common issue for dementia patients – according to a 2015 US study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 37% of elderly people admitted to hospital are acutely dehydrated. Lewis Hornby, from Burscough, Lancashire, created Jelly Drops, a sugar-free snack made of 95% water and electrolytes which aims to tackle this issue and officially launched this week after two years of development and testing.

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