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How long does it take UTI symptoms of dementia like state in elderly to go away she is on ic cephalexin since Saturday ?
Here are some ...: The relevance of the contents in this Q is unclear, but my sifting through it suggests concerning her mental alteration possibly related with symptomatic UTI. If so, the duration of optimal recovery may widely vary in part because many elderlies are taking tranquilizers / antidepresents. Besides they have multiple concomitant medical issues. So, it's hard to blame UTI as sole cause of such change ...Read more
A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more
Elderly: Although more likely to be diagnosed as a delerium, a UTI is a common cause of confusion and disorientation in the elderly. If not ruled-out, patients can mistakenly be diagnosed with dementia. Once the UTI is treated, the sensorium generally improves, unless there is another condition or disorder present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if an elderly person has hallucinations because of a uti, does it mean they have dementia/alzheimer's?
Likely at risk: Whether due to the toxic effects of an infection or reaction to medication, the presence of hallucinations is indicative of less compensatory ability and suggests underlying risk for further cognitive issues. Good to evaluate further as underlying low level dementia might be present and could benefit from therapy. ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if an elderly person has hallucinations because of a uti, does it mean they have dementia/alzheimer's?
Possibly: We do know that the elderly have more cognitive issues when infected or if they experience anti-cholinergic medication reactions. Often, the first sign of future dementia is such an event, but not always. Worthwhile getting a cognitive assessment just to clarify future risk issues. ...Read more
Can you tell me if an elderly person has hallucinations because of a uti, does it mean they have dementia/alzheimer's?
No: When elderly people have hallucinations or other psychiatric symptoms due to an infections (such as a uti) it is actually a delirium. Delirium is a medical illness and is very serious and the underlying condition (in this case, uti) must be treated. This is a completely different illness then dementia. ...Read more
My mother has dementia she has frequent urianary tract infections why is her dementia worse during utis?
Most infections: Cause a worsening of dementia symptoms, including uti's. But any serious infection can cause confusion in any patient, regardless of age. We believe that this is related to how much of a reserve of strength/memory the person has, but we actually don't know. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mom has dementia. Bath 2-3 days/wk, new clothes 1+ day/wk, but sleeps 12-14 hours and is inactive. Might have UTI - most likely culprit?
Dementia and apathy: You don't say if this is new or ongoing. If new, it could be a uti. Never go wrong with checking. Also depression could cause these symptoms. As dementia progresses, people lose the ability to keep on top of self-care. At this point, it helps to have a caregiver prompt and assist her to do these things. Your local alzheimer's chapter will most likely have a support group for info/tips. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom has mid-stage Frontotemporal dementia; having more freqent UTIs lately; started 3 yrs ago. Concerned the antibiotics will lose effectiveness soon.
UTI and abx: Why is she getting UTI, most patients there is a reason, and the reason can be personal or anatomic, is there an issue with her urogenital tract etc? Next issue is does she have true UTI or a urine is positive and she gets treated, are there cultures done, and often patients can be colonized may not therapy. A discussion with her MD may be needed and she may need to see a Inf disease doc. ...Read more
My mother has dementia with frequent utis. She is on a maintenance dose od antibiotics for prevention. Can the antibiotics be making the dementia wor?
87 year old mother survived pneumonia and c diff. Now has a UTI and is exhibiting signs of dementia. Is this permanent?
Delirium?: Elderly people are vulnerable to mental status changes that may come temporarily with other systemic illness (like bladder infections). Delirium is an acute mental status change, and is shown by confusion, disorientation to time & place, etc. There can be hallucinations & paranoia also. If your mom's cognitive function was intact before her illness, she may gradually recover as it resolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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