I've just had a horrible week with my mother. As I've posted before, she lives in the Midlands and I'm on the south coast and my own health is such that it isn't easy for me to get up to her at the moment. She's still living on her own and is keen to stay that way as long as possible, but it is aware that her memory is failing. She's been to the memory clinic and had a CT scan, but we have to wait until October 1st for a diagnosis. This week she has been suffering with a throat/chest infection. She reckons it's just a cold, so won't go to the doctor. However, she's been particularly confused while this has been going on. I remember my grandmother going very strange when she had a urine infection - is confusion a symptom of other infections as well? I phoned her today and she seems far more 'with it' now.