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Lewy Body Dementia
Mar 20, 2015
... I would also ask if they have checked him for a UTI or other possible infection. A simple UTI can cause this type of sudden downturn in ability in the elderly, especially those with dementia. Mom went from walking to a wheel chair in a day due to a UTI. ... (1 replies)
... sion. As stated above, medications can cause cognitive problem. There are also other medical conditions that cause cognitive problems. Something as simple as a UTI can cause cognitive decline in the elderly. ... (8 replies)
Refusing to eat
Feb 18, 2015
... Yes, a UTI can make her dementia and medical condition much worse. Mom was walking around one day, slid down the wall to the floor on a Saturday afternoon. ... (3 replies)

Refusing to eat
Feb 18, 2015
... My 91 year old mother has Alzheimer's disease. A month ago she was living in an assisted living facility, she fell and was transported to the ER. At the ER they found she had a UTI. I know that this will cause worsening of the dementia. My mother has totally changed and declined in health. She was hospitalized for 8 days and was released to skilled nursing. I knew at the time... (3 replies)
... Has he had any infections such as a UTI or respiratory infection? ... (1 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)
Test for UTI
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)
Test for UTI
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)
Test for UTI
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)
Test for UTI
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)




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