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Carers UK Forum • Deterioration and being vacant - Page 2
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Re: Deterioration and being vacant

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:54 pm
by Anne001
Hi Yasmine,

Yes frequently a UTI does affect mobility. However, in my mum's case, she eventually was unable to walk. As the dementia gets worse, the brain no longer sends a signal to the legs to work. This may not be the case for you but it is a possibility, unfortunately.

As for how you cope, the short answer is with as much help as possible and one day, one hour at a time. There comes a point though in the progression of the illness when one carer is not enough and that a nursing home may have to be considered.

Thinking of you,
Anne