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When Stroke has been ruled out in EMERGENCY Room, Suspect URINARY TRACT INFECTION in your Frail Elder!

January 20th, 2013  

No blog for a while. I’ve been busy…

Credit Valley Hospital Emergency --sleeping on the floor keeping watch for frail elder

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

and:

  1. Urinary Tract Infections Can Hasten Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s

    www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/…/urinary-tract-infection
    Bob DeMarco
    by Bob DeMarco – in 1,064 Google+ circles – More by Bob DeMarco

    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.

  2. Urinary Tract Infection – Medications | Alzheimer’s Reading Room

    www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/…/urinary-tract-infection-medicati…
    by Bob DeMarco – in 1,064 Google+ circles – More by Bob DeMarco

    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.

  3. Stopping Urinary Tract Infections Before It is Too Late | Alzheimer’s

    www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/…/stopping-urinary-tract-infection
    by Bob DeMarco – in 1,064 Google+ circles – More by Bob DeMarco

    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

  4. Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Concern with Urinary Tract Infections

    www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/…/antibiotic-resistance-growing-c…
    by Bob DeMarco – in 1,064 Google+ circles – More by Bob DeMarco

    Oct 12, 2012 – ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE A GROWING CONCERN WITH URINARY TRACT INFECTION. The OSU research reports that between 1998 and

  5. How Cranberry Juice Prevents Urinary Tract Infections | Alzheimer’s

    www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/…/Cranberry-Juice-Prevents-Urina
    by Bob DeMarco – in 1,064 Google+ circles – More by Bob DeMarco

    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

  6. Dementia Patients in the Emergency Room – Think UTI First

    www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/…/dementia-patients-in-emergenc…

    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.

  7. Stop Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) with Cranberries | Alzheimer’s

    www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/…/stop-urinary-tract-infections-uti…
    by Bob DeMarco – in 1,064 Google+ circles – More by Bob DeMarco

    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.

  8. Urinary Tract Infection, You Can Learn From My Experience

    www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/…/urinary-tract-infection-you-can…
    by Bob DeMarco – in 1,064 Google+ circles – More by Bob DeMarco

    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.

  9. Dementia and Memory Loss Caused by Infection | Alzheimer’s

    www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/…/dementia-and-memory-loss-cau…
    by Bob DeMarco – in 1,064 Google+ circles – More by Bob DeMarco

    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.

  10. Alzheimer’s, Delirium, and Urinary Tract Infection | Alzheimer’s

    www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/…/alzheimers-delirium-and-dreade…
    by Bob DeMarco – in 1,064 Google+ circles – More by Bob DeMarco

    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.

For more: “urinary tract infection” site: www.alzheimersreadingroom.com

That’s it and best wishes.

Credit Valley Hospital Emergency --sleeping on the floor keeping watch for frail elder (Night 2)

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