My grandma is 82 and she has had her kneecaps replaced and broke her right foot twice and her spine is a mess. She can barely walk so did not drink water much in order not to have to pee. Tried as we might, we could not chnge this terrible habit. She has developed a urinary infection now and has had extreme fever when she was admitted to the hospital. Has been getting better slowly, been a week now. But she keeps talking about things that are not happening and her motor functions have severely gotten worse. Could she have developed a form of dementia?
Koray, I am so sorry that nobody was able to get to your question as of yet. But it gets a bit overwhelming at times. Here is a copy and paste from our site here drugs .com>>>>>Fevers or sweating can also lead to fluid loss as can bouts of vomiting and/or diarrhea.Running heaters during the winter months can dry the air and also cause dehydration. Because the signs and symptoms often mimic dementia, dehydration can be easily overlooked. ... The best practice, of course, is to avoid dehydration.( ok this is me again. And as you know this is never a good Idea to hold all the fluids in your system, It is possible that it hurt when this poor lady pee's so she is avoiding it. But as you should know we can go without food much longer than liquids. This is a very dangerous road to go down you really need to get her in a doctor VERY SOON. the verdict is still out about a lack of liquid causing Dementia. But being you Grandma age and all the things this poor lady has already gone through we don't need more the sooner you get into the doctor the better she well is. Sometimes even holding the pee in the system can cause toxic reactions. But I really don't know of anything that says that lack of water would really cause Dementia. So please for both of yourselves you must call the doctor and get her in and find out what in the heck is going on so you can keep this beautiful lady in your live. I hope this helps and feel free to respond but I would really like to see her get checked out by a physician. all my best. Chuck1957 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ENJOY THE EVENING PLEASE MAKE SOME CALLS. AS WE SAY BETTER TO BE SAFE THEN SORRY. You're A WONDERFULL PERSON TO CONTINUE TO HELP TO grandma. CEW.
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