A cautionary tale. Misdiagnosed dementia causing big problem.
My mother has major health issues (CHF, COPD, etc). A couple months ago she started having major hallucinations, delusions, accusations of being beaten when she actually had fallen. Naturally we rushed her to the hospital (closest one, quite small). Treated for Uti, saw neuro who checked for other issues, then said she "may" have dementia with Lewy bodies. He said only time could tell for sure.
Fast forward, two more trips to ER, no results. So the last time, eight days ago, took her to different hospital Major UTI, actually tested this time and found she has antibiotic resistant bacteria. Treated properly she has made remarkable progress, almost back to her old self.
Now the problem. Due to the diagnosis of LBD none of the local nursing homes will take her, our only options take her home (not the level of care she needs) or ship her OUT OF STATE to a home for "difficult" dementia cases! Any thoughts on how to straighten out this mess? We are desperate.
BTW have first follow up with that neuro this coming week.