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Can an eye infection worsen dementia in the elderly?
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Any type of infectio
Can cause a temporary worsening of symptoms in a dementia patient.

In brief: Any type of infectio
Can cause a temporary worsening of symptoms in a dementia patient.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Randall Wong
On occasion, certain eye infections could possibly decrease a patients vision and worsen the symptoms of dementia.. the loss of sight making it more difficult for a patient to remain oriented. It's not really an infection that causes the issue...it's loss of sight. Perhaps, restated, any infection causing loss of sight may affect the symptoms of dementia.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Eye
If affects vision in both eyes, it can add to confusion.

In brief: Eye
If affects vision in both eyes, it can add to confusion.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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