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- Around 800,000 people in the UK are living with dementia, more than half with Alzheimer's disease
- As the population ages, the number of dementia sufferers is expect to soar to 1.7 million by 2051
A drink designed to reduce the symptoms of early dementia will go on sale today.
It is claimed that it can help build new connections to the brain, which could help reduce memory loss.
However the Alzheimer's Society have warned people not to believe that the drink will, "transform the lives of people with dementia."
- It is claimed that Souvenaid is designed to boost levels of certain nutrients which the makers say are necessary for synapse-building
- It contains omega-3 fatty acids, choline, used to make a nerve signalling chemical and uridine, which is important for metabolism
- Other nutrients in the drink include phospholipids, a component of cell membranes, and B vitamins
From today the drink will be sold in pharmacies throughout England, Scotland and Wales, or through the Souvenaid website.
A milkshake containing a mix of nutrients needed to build new connections in the brain will go on sale today.
Said to reduce the symptoms of early Alzheimer's, Souvenaid costs £3.49 per 125 ml bottle.
Makers Nutricia claim that the once-a-day product has been clinically shown to improve memory in mildly affected patients.
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