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For a while now my mother has been confused and hallucinating, and just a complete different person, but this only seems to be happening of a night time, she is completely fine through the day time but at night she has been thinking that everyone is after her and keeps hearing and seeing things that aren't really there, and doesn't understand or believe anyone when we try and show her that everything's okay and normal, at first we thought that it may have been some sort of dementia because all the symptoms were adding up, but her doctor had said it was just nerves. and recently she became dizzy and almost fell, so we had her admitted to hospital to get checked out by a different doctor and they say she has a UTI, so my question is, will she recover from this? Will She go back to normal? Is it just a coincidence? Could she actually have dementia? But also a UTI which doctors think is causing this?

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Thankyou everyone for your answers deffinetly gave me a little bit more information.

Jeannegibbs, yes I've been trying to get her to change doctors for years, but she wouldn't because she's been going to the same doctors since she was a lot younger, but his never done any good for her, so with this fall I took her to an actual hospital where the other doctors practise and finally convinced her to stick with them but thankyou for your advice
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Yes, the UTI alone can do this to her, and if that is the only cause, then when the infection is completely cleared up, the odd symptoms will be cleared up, too. So if I were you I'd simply wait and see how she is in a couple of weeks. If she doesn't return to normal then consider a neurologist or geriatric psychiatrist.

I am extremely surprised that her PCP didn't test for a uti, since they are so notorious for causing symptoms like this. Do you think it might be time to change doctors?
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I agree. First get the UTI cleared up. Then take her to a neurologist or geriatric psychiatrist. Choose a specialist that works with demensia patients. I would also keep a log of behaviors and time of day to discuss with the doctor. 

My mom knew she was having problems for 3 years before her GP finally sent her to a neurologist. He just kept telling her it was normal aging. For her the Alzheimer's diagnosis was actually a comfort, she finally knew what was going on.
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It sure sounds like dementia. What type of doctor has she seen? A neurologist? A geriatric psychiatrist? It's true that a UTI can cause dementia like symptoms. And once she's had the antibiotics and the UTI is cleared, take her to a specialist.
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