Last year my father (aged 79) started to have chronic UTIs. He was hospitalised about 4 times in 1.5 months becuase there was a lot of blood. He experienced delirium while hospitalised and grew weaker and thinner over time. Last week he fell while home alone and hit his head so badly that he needed stitches. He also fractured some ribs. Fortunately my mother came home in time to catch him; otherwise it could have easily been fatal. He has been in the hospital for a few days and will go to a rehab facility for a period of time. His delirium is now much worse. My mother, on the other hand, is quite active and has fully mental capabilities at the age of 74. She has more energy than I do in my 30s! But I fear my dad cannot live at home if he is now prone to falls and possibly cognitive-decline. Is it normal for one parent to go into assisted living?
Follow up question: Do UTIs cause dementia or does dementia cause UTIs? No one has really explained this to me.