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Knowing the Signs of UTIs: Early Detection Prevents Serious Health Issues

iStock_000058177800SmallSometimes the symptoms of a UTI, especially with our aging Mom’s, look a lot like the signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s.

She may display:

  • Confusion
  • Falling
  • Hallucinations
  • Dizziness
  • Agitation

If you think you or a loved one might be experiencing a UTI, take a look at these other common warning signs:

  • Urine that may appear cloudy
  • Strong smelling urine
  • Fullness in the rectum (for men)
  • Low-grade fever
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Night Sweats
  • Bloody urine
  • Pressure in the lower pelvic area

Jane’s Mom had countless bouts with UTI’s

Does someone you know have these symptoms?  If so, they can be confusing to you and highly distressing to your aging parents.  As always, developing a good relationship with your parents’ doctor and sharing these types of symptoms is crucial.

Share your experiences dealing with a senior parent’s UTI by commenting below:





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