Am I understanding this correctly? My mom just returned home for another hospital stay. On her discharge papers UTI, Encephalopathy was the cause for her stay. I looked it up and the definition said: any degenerative disease of the brain, often associated with toxic conditions. See also BSE. So before I jump to a wrong conclusion I wanted to know if any of your parents were diagnosed with this and if so did the Dr. give any advice about where to go from here?