People with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and those who care for them face many challenges. One of those challenges is staying hydrated.
While drinking water is a part of our daily routine, people with dementia usually forget to drink it. As a result, many people living with dementia become dehydrated. But one grandson is on a mission to turn that around.
A man, whose grandmother has dementia, may have come up with a wonderful solution to dehydration. London-based student Lewis Hornby created Jelly Drops to keep his grandmother hydrated.
There is no cure for dementia, but it is essential that patients do not become dehydrated. These Jelly Drops look like candies, which are also engaging for dementia patients.
“For people with dementia, the symptoms of dehydration are often mistakenly attributed to their underlying condition, meaning it can easily go unnoticed until it becomes life-threatening … About a year ago my grandma was unexpectedly rushed to hospital; she was found to be severely dehydrated. Thankfully, after 24 hours on IV fluids, she was back to her normal happy self, and is still enjoying a good quality of life to this day.”
Hornby wants nothing but the best for his grandma. Before finally coming up with the solution, Hornby used a number of different approaches to help him better understand the issue.
He even talked to a dementia psychologist, consulting with doctors and spending a week in a care home for people with dementia.
Horby shared that when he introduced Jelly Drops to his grandmother, she quickly grabbed them.
“When first offered, grandma ate 7 Jelly Drops in 10 minutes, the equivalent to a cup full of water, something that would usually take hours and require much more assistance.”
Jelly Drops is still in its trial phase, but Hornby already won two awards for his very helpful creation: the Helen Hamlyn Design Award – Snowdon Award for Disability and the Dyson School of Design Engineering DESIRE Award for Social Impact.
8 Foods That Can Prevent Morning Sickness
These yummy foods will help you enjoy your pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a truly magical time in a woman's life. Unfortunately, it also comes with back pains, mood swings, and morning sickness. Although body pain and moodiness can be alleviated, there are only a few surefire ways to prevent nausea. Sometimes, it's all about what you eat.
Eating the right kind of food during pregnancy can keep your nausea at bay until the baby arrives. Here are eight delicious foods that can prevent morning sickness.
1. Drink some lemon water to start your day
6 Ideas To Help Relieve A Sunburn
The good thing about sunburns is that they’re entirely preventable.
We all have experienced that nasty sting of sunburn, making us regret having so much fun under the sun. However, we couldn’t enjoy nature if we just hide inside our houses.
The good thing about sunburns is that they're entirely preventable. But if you already have them, you'd probably be glad to know that there are ways to speed up the healing process. Dermatologists Dr. Allison and Dr. Marisa Garshick share six ideas that will help a sunburn feel better.
1. Avoid the sun as much as you can.
9 Natural Remedies For Dandruff That Are Better Than Medicated Shampoos
The cure for dandruff may just be in your kitchen!
Its itchy, its annoying, and it can even damage your self-esteem. We're talking about those pesky flakes called dandruff, a hair problem that's so common among teens and adults alike.
If your anti-dandruff shampoo just doesn't cut it, you might want to head over to your kitchen and try some household items. These DIY alternatives are effective so check them out and see what works for you.