It seems my 81 yr old mother has come to a plateau. It really seemed as if we were beginning to lose as she was getting lost and getting very wobbly on her feet. She had an emergency room visit after a fall and they managed to do all kinds of tests on her (she resists going to the doctor on a regular basis). Turned out she had a urinary tract infection. Prior to this she had been formally diagnosed with mild Alzheimer's. Since clearing her infection, and getting her moved into the apartment right next door to mine she seems to be doing amazingly well. She did live in my apt for about a month, with my two kids and myself and that was a bit nutty. Now, on her own, she is doing so well I am really quite surprised. Would love to hear more stories like this. In general, I do think the UTI had a strong impact on her mental/emotional state, and her equilibrium. I would also add, that since living with me/closer to me her diet has improved immensely. It's amazing though. She by no means can do everything, but it is a marked "improvement". Thanks for reading!