Dementia and UTI Infections
Dementia is bad enough, tough enough to deal with. But should anyone see a more ratical change that doesn't seem to get any better, with ANY meds, please
check for UTI Infections. My friend just went through a living Nightmare, to the point that the family had to hospitalize their Mom. Blood results came back that
the massive confusion and alot of 'other' things that were going wrong, were all coming from a Urinary Tract Infection.. which I just found out is "common with" Dementia patients. And, 'as soon as' they got the infection under control, their Mom got immediately back to the place that she was before. Of course she still has dementia, but that 'other nightmare' is Over. For anyone whose parent gets
progressively worse with their Dementia, maybe seeing 'other' problems arising, and.. in a very short time, please check for a UTI infection which can be cleared up in a day or so.. Hope you don't mind me passing on this information that I myself just learned. Taking care of the UTI and also finding out she was dehydrated, made all the difference in the world again- for their Mom, for the family. It's amazing what we learn about the body even moreso with the elderly!
Anyway, just thought I'd pass this on in case it helps the next person. Who would have thought that something like this could have caused such a living hell?