Too often, UTI’s (Urinary Tract Infections – also known as bladder infections) in our elder loved ones go unnoticed. The symptoms the rest of us are familiar with are not necessarily the symptoms experienced by older adults.
This article from AgingCare gives information that can help to understand and notice the warning signs of a UTI in our older loved ones before they become serious. It is especially important for caregivers of someone with dementia to be aware of the warning signs as a loved one with dementia may not be able to recognize or express the symptoms they are experiencing.
If you are a caregiver looking for support as you navigate a loved one’s aging issues, Interfaith Caregivers offers a support group for caregivers. The group meets at 10am the first Tuesday of the month in Kiester at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 625 W State. If you plan to attend, check with our office first as meeting dates may change due to weather or Covid-19. Our office number is 507-526-4684.