Rapid decline aided by delirium

reef

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Dec 22, 2023
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Hey , yes , mu mum has gone from independent to not being able to work her heating , cooker or phone , just like you the only diagnosis was CT scan or frontal lobe deteration, I watched her decline in weeks , seeing faces in everything , I'm so sorry
Yet our appointment is in a 8 month waiting list to get the true diagnosis which I believe Is vascular
 

canary

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Feb 25, 2014
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Hi @reef and @brightsideoflife

Yes, people with dementia are much more susceptible to delirium and infections in particular seem to trigger delirium - UTIs do horrible things to people with dementia.

Agreed that it can take a while for the delirium to subside (up to 6 months) and, unfortunately, they dont usually get back to the level that they at were before.
 
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reef

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Dec 22, 2023
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Hi , Thank you so much for your replies, mum on different antibiotics almost every week , I try and make her drink plenty of water , she likes a gin so I bought alcohol free , (not that she relises that and I often say let's have a gin or 2 , at keast I can get diet tonic inside her