Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

  • Home Remedies for Elderly UTI: Tips from Family Caregivers

    Family caregivers share their home remedies for how to stop a urinary tract infection (UTI) before it becomes a major and recurring health issue for an older adult.

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  • UTIs and Dementia in Seniors: Impact and Treatment Options

    Urinary tract infections (UTI) in elders with dementia can be challenging to diagnose. Learn how UTIs affect seniors and what treatment options can help prevent recurring infections.

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  • UTIs Cause Unusual Behavioral Symptoms in Elders

    Seniors with urinary tract infections usually don't exhibit the textbook symptoms that younger people do. Instead, confusion and sudden changes in behavior can be the tell-tale signs of a UTI.

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  • UTIs in the Elderly: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the elderly can cause serious health complications. Learn how to spot the behavioral and physical symptoms of UTI in seniors and how to reduce the risk of recurrent UTIs.

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  • Hand-Washing Best Practices for Seniors and Family Caregivers

    Frequent hand-washing prevents the spread of viruses and bacteria and is a fundamental part of infection control. Learn the best hand-washing techniques and discover which products for good hand hygiene can help keep you and your family healthy.

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  • Elderly Temper Tantrums: What's Behind the Outburst?

    We tend to think of temper tantrums as only pertaining to small children or teens, but even the elderly act out at times. Learn what's behind these angry outbursts and how to best handle them without losing your own temper.

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  • Sepsis: The Common Cause of Death You've Never Heard Of

    Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospitalized patients in the United States. Awareness of causes, symptoms and treatment is crucial because septic shock can develop and become life-threatening in a very short time.

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  • How to Convince a Senior to Wear Adult Diapers

    Pro Tip: The first step in winning this common incontinence battle is to strike the word “diaper” from your vocabulary.

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  • Dealing with an Elderly Parent’s Bad Behavior

    The Caregiver Forum is filled with stories of demanding elderly parents, personality changes, hallucinations and temper tantrums. Fellow caregivers share their advice on dealing with an aging loved one’s personality changes and difficult behaviors.

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  • Diagnosing and Treating Bed Wetting in the Elderly

    Nocturnal enuresis (the medical term for bed wetting) can be an embarrassing and messy issue for older adults, but there are several techniques and treatments that can be used to help remedy nighttime incontinence.

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  • Why Do People Die from Alzheimer’s Disease?

    The most noticeable symptom of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is memory loss, but this progressive condition ultimately weakens the immune system and prevents the body from functioning properly. Complications like infections are often the cause of death.

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  • The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

    This staging system can help dementia caregivers understand the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects cognition, mood, behavior, activities of daily living and bodily functions.

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  • Spotting Health Problems in a Senior With Dementia

    Spotting health problems, such as the common cold or a urinary tract infection, can be difficult in a senior with dementia when they can't communicate their symptoms.

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  • Next-Generation Undergarments Defend Against Falls, Infections

    Thanks to advances in wearable technology, a new generation of undergarments that defend against falls and infections may soon be available to seniors and their caregivers.

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  • When Dementia Patients See and Speak with Deceased Relatives

    Dementia-related behaviors like delusions and hallucinations can be difficult for caregivers to accept and manage. While some fluctuations in lucidity are normal, abrupt changes in a loved one’s mental status can be a red flag.

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