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... Has he had any infections such as a UTI or respiratory infection? ... (1 replies)
... Since you spoke of your Mum, I assume you are in the UK. I know your health system there is different from here in the US. What I can say is that your Dad needs a proper diagnosis. As I said in the last post, some medications used for anxiety, and behavioral issues do not work well with all types of dementia and some can actually made it worse (especially with FTD). It is... (10 replies)
... Deb dad still hasn't been diagnosed with anything. His psychiatrist is trying to get the scans that dad had while he was in hospital to try give him a diagnosis. In the last couple of months dad has deteriorated a lot, so l'm assuming he's in the late stages of whatever he has . As dad is bed bound its hard to get him to see his GP. He's in poor physical condition to... (10 replies)

... A UTI can cause a sudden change in behavior. Once the UTI is treated with antibiotics the behavior will subside. This goes for infections in general but the UTI seems to be the worst. If he has not been checked for UTI please do so. ... (10 replies)
Test for UTI
Feb 1, 2013
... I personally don't think UTI affected my mood when I got them before. More about worrying but was not affected in the mood. ... (7 replies)
Test for UTI
Jan 31, 2013
... Luau, a UTI can make anybody cranky and feel bad but the major cognitive effects seem to be limited to the elderly. I have seen a UTI have a negative effect on the cognition of elderly patients without dementia or in the very early states of MCI. ... (7 replies)
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Jan 31, 2013
... I don't think that UTI testing could be used as an early detection highlighting tool. ... (7 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)
Test for UTI
Jan 31, 2013
... Can answer that one having experienced a couple of UTI's per year for a while after pelvic radiation. No effect on mental functions in my experience. My mother had dementia and as soon as there was any change in her demeanor there was an immediate test done for a UTI. Was considered a major mood changer in dementia patients and those living in a close proximity... (7 replies)
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Jan 31, 2013
... UTI, if I may. We all know that UTI can strikingly diminish cognition in people with dementia. Having never experience UTI myself, I am wondering how UTI might affect the mental functions of someone with normal brain functions. Does or can it make the person feel a big foggy, groggy, or what? ... (7 replies)
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Jan 31, 2013
... I know that UTI can make the demented person feel terrible and angry. Also, at the same time, the dementia can get worse as well given a long time. ... (7 replies)
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Jan 24, 2013
... My 90 year old mother has vascular dementia and is in a memory impairment AL. She had a UTI about a year ago, which I had suspected, but was diagnosed when she was catheterized while in the hospital for another reason. ... (7 replies)
... Both. Mum was a gentle soul altz but at any hint of change a UTI check was done. ... (5 replies)
... Some of the antibiotics used to treat UTI can also produce confusion, drowsiness, etc. Cipro is particularly bad that way. ... (5 replies)
... three, to show marked signs of improvement after the antibiotics takes effect. You also have to have the right antibiotic to treat the specific bacteria or the UTI will usually reoccur... and sometimes it does anyway... so follow up test are needed to be sure it is gone and not just better. ... (5 replies)
... My FIL had UTI twice last year and one UTI this past May. But he had no extra confusion. Just usual Alzheimer's symptoms. He is quite serene with UTI given antibiotics. He does sleep more now and I think he slept all afternoon when he was on antibiotics for UTI. ... (5 replies)
... The confusion can come with otherwise healthy people. Depending on severity - how long the UTI has been untreated - it could take several days to clear. My mother had them frequently and she never had any form of dementia (though she was a "nutcase", she had been that way all her life - the world revolved around her and owed her anything she wanted - narcissistic,... (5 replies)
... I understand that UTI can exacerbate confusion and overall cognition. Can this also precipitate confusion in cognitively healthy individuals or those that r nomally asymtomatic? ... (5 replies)
Uti
Nov 30, 2011
... okay so the color is important, how about the smell of strong urine, is that also a clue? the other day when helping my mom I noticed a really strong smell to her urine, the nurse who was with me also stated the same thing, she never said anything about uti.my mom was not showing any signs of aggression. \Now that I think about it, could that have been a big clue... (7 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)




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