Medical personnel and family may not realize that their loved one has an additional medical issue. This again increases the likelihood of an untreated UTI that could possibly lead to damaged kidneys.
Adult diapers than can quickly diagnose an infection can make all the difference in a population that is already so physically and mentally compromised.
Anyone with the symptoms described should call their doctor straight away for an evaluation.
MedCity News. "Diapers that analyze urine could reduce UTIs among people with dementia." By Veronica Combs. Web. Retrieved March 17th, 2014.
EmpowHER.com. Urinary Tract Infection. Urinary Tract Infection Causes & Risks. Web. Retrieved March 17th, 2014.
Urinary tract infection (UTI) and dementia. Alzheimer's Society. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
Reviewed March 24, 2014
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith