Jelly for Elderly People.

Jelly For Elderly People

A traditional British dessert. But is Jelly more than just easy pudding? Jelly for elderly people also helps maintain good hydration levels.

Not Just for Children!

I have always associated jelly with children’s parties. However, having spoken to someone who nursed her husband who was dying from Motor Neurone Disease she mentioned she regularly gave him jelly to help keep him hydrated.

Surprisingly it stands to reason,  making a sugar-free jelly with 3/4 of a pint of water provides a tasty and easy way to add more fluid to an elderly person’s diet.

Not only is it easy to swallow if an elderly person has no teeth or poor dentures, but it is also a sweet treat that can still be healthy for them.

What to add to Jelly

To add extra nutrients add some soft pureed fruit such as bananas, strawberries or raspberries.  It is a good idea to press fruits such as raspberries, blackberries and strawberries through a sieve to remove pips. This helps provide a nicer texture. Tinned fruit such as apricots or pears is also ideal if soft fruit is out of season or too expensive.

The addition of some single cream or milk to the jelly mix also increases calories if weight loss or maintenance is an issue.

Jelly Drops came to market as a result of a young man’s concerns about his Grandmother not drinking enough. These are now a global success with rave reviews. These are little fruit drops filled with water.

Not only have Jelly Drops been helpful to elderly people but also to people with learning difficulties. They are also ideal for people having chemotherapy and anyone with swallowing difficulty, especially people with dementia.


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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