An Important Post on Aging

This is a post close to our hearts.  It's information we feel is very important to share because it's not well known about aging and caring for aging relatives. I'm going to try to keep it short and easy to understand and remember.

Infection can Present as Confusion

In an older adult with a infection like a UTI infection may only present as confusion. No fever, before any test come back positive, first you'll see confusion.

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Infection can exacerbate Underlying Conditions

An older adult with underlying health issues will have those issues exacerbated by the infection.

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Please do not assume that your elderly family member, or yourself, is losing your mind because of your age alone. Consult with a neurologist, treat infections fast and effectively as soon as they are noticed. Many dementia-like symptoms can be treated and give you or your family member continued independence.

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