Antibiotics Don’t Always Treat Agitation

Antibiotics Don’t Always Treat Agitation

It’s been busy out there. I’ve heard a lot about people blaming behavior on bladder infections. Well, sometimes, but all I see is that elders going to the emergency room for agitation often come out with a prescription for antibiotics. What??? So no, antibiotics do...
Elder Agitation Not Always UTI

Elder Agitation Not Always UTI

Your Elder is Anxious and Upset. A UTI Might Be to Blame As I emphasize daily, when an elder is agitated, the first thing to do is look for practical reasons. Very often, a urinary tract infection (UTI) is to blame when an elder is upset. A UTI results when bacteria...
Should Elders with Dementia Have Sex?

Should Elders with Dementia Have Sex?

Recently, there’s been a lot of news about a 78-year-old Iowa legislator who’s now standing trial for a third-degree felony, accused of having “inappropriate” sexual relations with his wife, who had severe dementia. The nursing home where his wife lived allows sexual...