About three times now my mother has scared me with having mental symptoms resembling stroke in combination with UTI's. Last hospital round it was shown that she has had an number of small strokes, so that is happening. But whenever she gets treatment for the UTI, it seems like her mind comes back fully - for a while till the next UTI which seems to happen too frequently. Talking with her doctor about this. Do the UTI mental symptoms have meaning? Do they mean that her brain is barely functioning normally and the UTI just tips it over? She gets word finding problems and sometimes substituting the wrong word. She also last time developed time problems and believed early evening was right before dawn.