Posts Tagged ‘urinary tract infections (UTI)’

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are Common in Seniors

The most common infection acquired by seniors is a urinary tract infection (UTI). Escherichia coli (E coli) is the most common bacteria that causes UTI in seniors older than 65 years. UTI can be a mild self limiting illness to severe sepsis (blood poisoning), with a mortality rate of 20-40%. The risk of sepsis and…

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How to Cope with Sundown Syndrome (Sundowning)

Sundown Syndrome (Sundowning) Many caregivers and family members of seniors with Alzheimer’s dread the setting of the sun. When that evening sun goes down, many people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease begin to show signs of sundowning or sundown syndrome. As the sun sets, they become more agitated, restless, confused, angry, sad, moody and even aggressive…

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Cranberries Help Antibiotics to Fight Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

The rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria is a major growing worldwide problem. Strains of bacteria have developed resistance against antibiotics that used to be able to destroy them. The rise of resistant strains is believed to be the result of the overuse of antibiotics in medicine and in agriculture. Scientists fear that soon minor infections…

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