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Thread #150683   Message #3515250
Posted By: GUEST
15-May-13 - 06:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: Dementia tips for carers
Subject: RE: BS: Dementia tips for carers
If a frail loved one suddenly becomes much worse it's probably a good idea to check their physical status - in particular, I've seen many people who became very confused and combative suddenly that had urinary infections
Happened to my mother and was caused by severe constipation which she had done nothing about.

One problem is that the decline can be very slow and, until something dramatic happens, you don't always appreciate the full extent of the change until much later.