1. Dayperson

    Dayperson Registered User

    Feb 18, 2015
    277
    Female
    Shropshire
    Mum had a kidney infection and was coughing (I presume it was a chest infection too but heard nothing from the hospital). She was better yesterday but today she was jumpy and agitated (reacted to things on the ward happening to other patients as though it concerned her) had stary eyes and was not interested in listening to music (she usually enjoyed Coldplay).

    She is basically where she was a week ago, before the kidney infection but I feel the above is an infection rather than a worsening of the dementia but how can I tell or do I have to wait for the blood tests on Monday?
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,746
    Female
    London
    It could also be delirium resulting from the infection and being in strange surroundings.
     
  3. Dayperson

    Dayperson Registered User

    Feb 18, 2015
    277
    Female
    Shropshire
    That's what I was thinking and hoping it wasn't the dementia getting worse.
     
  4. MERENAME

    MERENAME Registered User

    Jun 4, 2013
    236
    scotland
    You can't get a baseline on the dementia until the person is 6 to 8 weeks infection free. Even the smallest infection can have big effects so often we can't be completely sure what is dementia and what is infection induced.
     

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