Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Playing Detective When Your Loved One Seems Unusually Confused
I've seen temporarily increased confusion caused by urinary tract infections (UTIs) in both my parents. I've read articles about this connection. Still, when I mention this to friends worried about an elderly parent's sudden dementia, they are surprised. So I want to direct you to an excellent article, "Playing Detective," by Today's Caregiver staff writer, Jennifer Bradley. I am fascinated by her explanation of why something happening in the bladder affects the brain. And I am so glad she addresses prevention of UTIs. Check it out here.