Matt Hancock meets the Jelly Drops team

Jelly Drops sweets available now - a simple and tasty way to boost daily water intake

Alzheimer’s Society has supported the development of Jelly Drops, bite-sized sweets designed to increase your water intake. Find out about the latest progress on the development of this exciting product.

This article was first published on 14 June 2019 and updated on 13 July 2020. 

What are Jelly Drops?

Jelly Drops are a bite-sized, sugar-free sweets containing 95 per cent water and added electrolytes. 

They were invented by Lewis Hornby, who was inspired by his 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. 

Alzheimer’s Society is delighted to have partnered with Lewis and the Jelly Drops team over the last year through our Accelerator Programme

We are excited to announce that the Jelly Drops team have begun to deliver their fantastic product. 

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Lewis Hornby and his grandmother.

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.

Jelly Drops team

The Jelly Drops team.

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.
 

Order Jelly Drops today

You can buy a single tray of Jelly Drops, or start a subscription via the website.

Buy Jelly Drops

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I am the manager of a care home and would love to be part of your trial with these jelly Drops

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I am very interested. For my self and others who work in a fast paced retail environment. It's extremely difficult to get even a. Sip of water during any shift. I suffer from dyhration. Resulting in terrible leg cramps. This would be a life changer!

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Where can I buy them in USA?

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My friend has dementia and these would be brilliant for her, but she’s also vegetarian. Would they be suitable for vegetarian as well as other users?

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I’ve been trying to track the progress of these for a while, can’t wait for these to become available. it’s an excellent idea that many people will benefit from

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I would love to buy these for my grandmother who is going through chemo. She is unable to eat or drink and I think this products would help a lot with keeping her hydrated ! Please start selling soon

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I would love to be able to get my hands on some. Our mother suffers with Dementia and has constant UTI’S. She does not get enough fluids so would love these.

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Would a diabetic version be available?

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I work in a care home and would love to trial this. A lot of our residents would benefit from this.

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Please can you let me know if these will be vegetarian? I think they are a fantastic idea and would also help others with eating disorders as well as those with dementia.

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We would like to trial Jelly drops at our care home as we feel they would be extremely beneficial.

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fantastic idea! This will help my Mum no end. Hope they are available soon. Well done!

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What a brilliant idea, This would help my dad so much as getting him to drink is so hard, but he loves his sweets

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Brilliant Idea.
My mom is one that refuses to drink water, Diet Pepsi is the only liquid she’ll drink. Is there anything we caretakers can do to help speed up the process?

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Can’t wait until these are available to buy

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