Delirium and UTI’s – What’s the Connection?

Did you know that delirium was a symptom of a urinary tract infection? Neither did I, but it’s something I’m learning to recognize. Apparently, I’m not the only one who has experienced its impact because there was an article on the phenomenon in one of my nursing magazines last month. My husband Lynn’s doctor made the connection for me very recently.

Delirium during a spell of pneumonia

Lynn had delirium for about a month when he had a spell of aspiration pneumonia at one point. I attributed the behaviors he exhibited at that time to pneumonia. I wrote about it related to sundowner’s behaviors.

Continue reading at: https://multiplesclerosis.net/caregiver/delirium-uti-connection/

About Donna-Becoming a Family Caregiver

I am a full-time caregiver for my spouse who has primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis. I am retired after 30+ years working in the healthcare field while also being a full-time caregiver. I now oversee a mission of providing support to new caregivers on my website, https://becomingafamilycaregiver.com.
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