Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Articles

  • 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 infection (UTI) and dementia: Urinary tract infections in elders with dementia are more difficult to identify. Learn how UTIs affect seniors with dementia and treatment options to minimize recurrence.

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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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  • Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

    UTIs are often difficult to detect in seniors, but early diagnosis can prevent serious complications. Know the age-related symptoms to look for and learn how to reduce the risk of infection.

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

    Temper tantrums aren't reserved for toddlers. Unfortunately they can occur at any time in life, even among the elderly. Learn what's behind them and what you can do about it.

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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 battle is to strike the word “diaper” from your vocabulary.

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  • How to Handle an Elderly Parent's Bad Behavior

    Fellow caregivers share their advice and real-life experiences with responding to and managing an aging loved one’s personality changes and difficult behaviors.

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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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