First, let me say that for the last month or so I have found this forum to be so educational and comforting. About 6 wks ago my Mom started hallucinating. She lives exactly 2 minutes from my husband and I. She called me before work that day and told me she was hallucinating. Her sleeping habits have been horrible the past few years. I see her twice a day at least. I suspected sleep deprivation. When I got to her house she seemed absolutely fine. An hour later my Husband called me at work and said she called him telling him there were people in her house that broke in. She then called the cops. I got home- 5 very sweet cops were looking at me with such empathy. I thought she had a stroke. I called the emt's -they came and checked her out. All vitals good. Answered all their questions perfectly. They could not force her to go with them. I ended up staying with her around the clock for 6 days. On the 5th day I finally got her to pee in a cup. Sure enough- it was a uti. Got a doctor friend to prescribe her antibiotics. Took her 2 weeks to get them in her.Took her to a new geriatric specialist and the infection is gone but she is still insistent that the break in happened. Not only that but she has made up all of these stories that never happened. About 6 months ago I noticed her saying that all of the Young and the Restless episodes were repeats. They don't do that. She makes up scenarios that never happened. She has never been to this new dr. before but insists she has and even says she talked to the nurse for a long time on the phone and she was the lesbian lover of one of our friends (who was not gay, btw.) I know this poor woman has never talked to my mom before and was NOT the lover of our friend. I am terrified she is going to say something to this woman when we go back. I was hoping this would eventually clear up once the infection was gone but it does not seem to be the case. I am an only child. I love my Mom more than anything- she has been a phenomenal single mother. I chose not to have children because patience is not a virtue I posess. I am trying to stay positive. Has anyone had any experience with lingering cognitive effects from a uti? I thought it cleared up when the infection was gone. I am at a total loss- she has no problem remembering things- it is just that she makes things up that never happened. Has anyone experienced this? Dr. stated she doesn't think it is Alzheimer's but the vivid memories of things that never occurred is really worrying me. Any advice would be appreciated. I took some advice I read on this forum at the beginning of this and insisted I believed her about everything. That really seemed to calm her down a lot, so thank you.