When my 95 year old Aunt was diagnosed with a UTI, I let her know that a UTI can sometimes get serious enough to send her to the hospital. I also explained again about water and how important it is to change her Poise pad. Up to that point it was a daily fight to get her to drink enough water and get her to understand the necessity of changing her Poise pads even if it didn't feel wet to her. On the 2nd full day of taking the medicine, she woke up feeling the urge but unable to pee and it freaked her out. (I did call doc office). Well I'll tell you that day I never had to remind her about either. She drank twice as much water and changed that pad WAY more times than necessary. She didn't have any trouble remembering to do it. The next day, without the scare of not peeing and the burning becoming less painful, all of a sudden we are right back where we were. My mind tells me that when it is important to HER....when SHE believes something will help her, then she remembers. But, now it isn't important anymore so we are right back where we started. She has never understood the need for all this water, which is why she never drank ANY her whole life. And I mean that literally. And she has never believed me when I tell her that her pad is wet when it doesn't feel wet cause she can't see it or smell it. So, my question is am I right. If SHE decides its important, no trouble remembering. But if SHE doesn't think it is important, memory problems galore. I am frustrated about this.