失智的奶奶嚴重脫水住院,孫子送上「七彩果凍」奶奶一口氣吞7顆,孫:「她等於喝了一杯水」!

隨著社會老齡化進程的加快,患有「老人癡呆症」的人越來越多。老年癡呆症的症狀包括,記憶力減退、思考和解決問題的能力或語言能力出現困難。除了忘記周邊的人事物、忘記過去的回憶外,生活也無法自理,總忘記吃飯、喝水、去廁所、服藥等等。

對於「老人癡呆症」最常見的是他們忘記了喝水,導致出現危險的事情,就是「脫水」。

英國男子Hornby奶奶患有「老人癡呆症」,曾多次脫水送醫治療。 Hornby最孝順奶奶了,經常在醫院裡陪奶奶。

在那裡他接觸了很多這樣的病人和家屬,為了讓「老人癡呆症」患者多補充水分,他想出了一個補水方法—透過含水果凍來解決這個問題 。

從視頻可以看出,當Hornby把果凍介紹給奶奶時,奶奶在短短的十分鐘之內吃了七顆,含水量相當於一杯滿滿的水,奶奶過去一直沒什麼補充水,才會有脫水現象!現在這一整盒果凍就可以讓她得到半天所需要攝取的水量,如果能推介出去的話,這將大大幫助了失智症患者,以免忘了喝水的問題。

 

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Dehydration is a big issue for people with dementia. There are a number of reasons for this: forgetting to drink or forgetting where to find water, no longer liking the taste or feel of water in the mouth, forgetting how to swallow or even that water is essential for life. Some dementia patients suffer from a swallowing difficulty that means they have a hard time swallowing thin liquids and require thickening agents to help them get the hydration they need. A young man named Lewis Hornby noticed that his grandmother, who has dementia, was not getting enough to drink and decided to invent something that would make it easier for her to get the fluids she needed. What did he come up with?! Jelly Drops! They are brightly colored bite-sized balls of liquid that are easier to swallow than water but just as hydrating. The drops are made of 90 percent water with gelling agents and electrolytes to aid in hydration. Brilliant right!? We love this invention! You can find our more about it on the James Dyson Award website. Way to go, Lewis! #riseiq #jellydrops @jamesdysonfoundation

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為了吸引患者目光,Hornby把含水果凍做成各種各樣的顏色。它裡面含有90%的水,即好看又增加食慾。

這種含水果凍成功的解決了「老人癡呆症」 患者的脫水問題 。

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