Infections

Infections and dementia

Several infections have been suggested to increase risk of Alzheimer's disease, but the evidence behind it is not clear cut. 

Research

Treatment of pressure ulcers

The most important part of any treatment for pressure ulcers is to remove the cause of the pressure or friction and help the person to move around where possible.

Advice

Pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers - also called pressure sores or bedsores - can develop if someone spends too long sitting or lying in one position. They are a particular risk for people with dementia.

Advice

UTIs and delirium

UTIs in someone with dementia can cause a significant and distressing change in someone’s behaviour that is commonly referred to as ‘acute confusional state’ or ‘delirium’
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