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... ease. I was told by Mom's psychiatrist that one you withdraw the medication, even if you restart the medication you will not go back to where you were but start from where they are. ... (1 replies)
Very Rapid Decline
Sep 14, 2014
... DadDanny, I am not sure how I missed your post. I am sorry you are having to deal with this with your Dad. Dementia is not the same as a stroke. ... (7 replies)
... One thing you can try is music using headphones which will block out the outside noises. I have see music therapy be very successful with some. Mom would go from jabbering to dancing with the right music. Pick the type of music they know from their past. Music reaches parts of the brain unaffected by the dementia. ... (3 replies)

... If it is only occasionally then you might want to have her checked for a UTI. A sudden change in behavior from sleeping all the time to aggressive behavior, especially with a downturn in cognition, can be attributed to the effect of a UTI. ... (3 replies)
... and infections are the frequent culprits. Aside from UTI, please do try to rule out osteomyelitis, as remote as it may be. ... (11 replies)
... Did your mom have any symptoms of dementia before she became bed ridden? ... (4 replies)
... Something you said struck a cord.... "I've seen and encountered dementia patients before and they are alert and mobile typically."........ ... (11 replies)
... a bunch of tests, including a urine panel, but said all came back within range. I told the doctor I did notice cloudy urine one day recently and he said that any UTI would be borne out by the results. I still have lingering suspicions, but everyone says dementia progresses differently for everyone. ... (11 replies)
Test for UTI
Jan 31, 2013
... thank you for your personal experience, re absence of mental status change with UTI in a cognitively healthy person. This really sets me wondering. ... (7 replies)
... If she had no signs of dementia before and has had no stroke or TIA, my bet is that it is not dementia. Strangely a UTI can cause symptoms such as you have seen. I needs to be treated aggressively. ... (4 replies)
... Hi Teteri, thanks for your reply! My mom had several spinal fusions; the last was at least five years ago. Since the last fusion, which basically fused her neck vertebrae, she was unable to regain her balance and was very unsteady on her feet. The incontinence started about six months ago, and seemed to be related to her having a UTI. However, other things were going on,... (9 replies)
Stages of Dementia
Jul 17, 2012
... mom today who is in stage 6 of Vascular Dementia. She is becoming incontinent. She was very quiet except when she cried, which she does alot. I fear yet another UTI is coming on also. I realize it's impossible to predict, but I wish I knew how much longer her journey in this disease was. ... (4 replies)
... Glad the doctor called you back and you had a chance to voice your concerns. Dementia patients can convince the doctor that all is right with the world because the doctor doesn't know the TRUTH! ... (39 replies)
... It started from enlarged prostate. ... (39 replies)
Uti
Nov 30, 2011
... Nina, it can be for a multitude of reasons but those are two common ones with the elderly. The bacteria that causes a UTI is important in knowing where it came from.... and how to treat it. ... (7 replies)
Changes in mom
May 9, 2010
... Yes, a UTI can and does cause an increase in the symptoms. Even in an elderly patient without dementia, a UTI can make them confused and irrational. Once the UTI is treated she will go back to where she was before the UTI but that does not eliminate her need for placement. ... (4 replies)
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... You should NOT have to put up with her constant outburst. It is not good for HER and it is not good for you. I have been through this with my Mom. She went from relatively self sufficient in AL to completely dependent in a matter of months. During that time she became totally unmanageable. ... (79 replies)
... Emiliy, different people have different odors for different reasons but UTI's are one. My Mom had a recurrent low grade UTI for a long time. It still affected her behavior. They would treat it and it would come back. We finally changed antibiotics and got a handle on it. ... (24 replies)
... ced stage of dementia. She cannot swallow or chew food. A feeding tube has been inserted. This came about after a trip to the hospital about 3 wks ago to treat a UTI and sepsis. One of my husband's sisters is the legal guardian. The doc asked us to think about how long we want to keep the tube in, her quality of life, etc. ... (18 replies)




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