January 20th, 2013
No blog for a while. I’ve been busy…
Last week, I stayed on 24-hour watch at Credit Valley Hospital from 11:00 am Tuesday the 15th through to 6:00 pm January 18th —and sleeping on the floor. Ambulance there, ambulance-ride back.
The only messages I must give are:
If your frail elder takes a sudden turn for the worse and a CAT scan has ruled out stroke, SUSPECT URINARY TRACT INFECTION! Urinary Tract Infection is bad enough for frail elders. Add Urinary Tract Infection with Alzheimer’s and you have profound complications!
The good news is improvement is quick and dramatic once antibiotics are delivered.
But the most important thing you can do for your loved Elder is, if at all possible, STAY with them throughout their hospitalization. Especially if they can’t speak for themselves.
Last, for the best source on Urinary Tract Infection in Alzheimer’s patients see Bob DeMarco’s Alzheimer’s Reading Room and:
Dementia Patients in the Emergency Room – Think UTI First at: www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2012/10/dementia-patients-in-emergency-room.html
Urinary Tract Infection, You Can Learn From My Experience at: www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2012/04/urinary-tract-infection-you-can-learn.html
Urinary Tract Infection – Medications at: www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2012/10/urinary-tract-infection-medications.html
Nov 25, 2012 – Researchers have found a link between common infections, such as … This week my mother had her second urinary tract infection of the year.
Oct 16, 2012 – Of late, we are having a lot of discussion about urinary tract infection …. on this site are not necessarily those of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room.
Oct 9, 2012 – Every time, every time, my mother’s temperature rose to 98.4 she had a urinary tract infection, or an infection. Read this closely. 100 percent of …
Oct 12, 2012 – ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE A GROWING CONCERN WITH URINARY TRACT INFECTION. The OSU research reports that between 1998 and …
Oct 6, 2012 – The views of the individuals that write on this website, contribute articles, or are quoted on this site are not necessarily those of the Alzheimer’s …
Oct 9, 2012 – Finally I said, “Let’s just check for a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) just for …. this site are not necessarily those of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room.
Jul 10, 2012 – For example, if you enter urinary tract infection into the search box, you …. this site are not necessarily those of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room.
Apr 7, 2012 – Yes, there is such a thing as a silent urinary tract infection. …. quoted on this site are not necessarily those of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room.
4 days ago – One of my pet peeves is the urinary tract infection. …. or are quoted on this site are not necessarily those of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room.
Nov 22, 2011 – The dreaded urinary tract infection. …. contribute articles, or are quoted on this site are not necessarily those of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room.
That’s it and best wishes.