6 Things You Should Know about UTIs in Older Adults

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If you have an aging parent or grandparent, chances are they’ve had a urinary tract infection, or UTI, at some point in life.

But the risk of a UTI is greater when a person is frail, increasing their odds for delirium, hospitalization and death.

Here, geriatrician Amanda Lathia, MD, and urologist Howard Goldman, MD, explain six things you should know to help the older adults in your life:

1. Confusion alone does not signal a urinary tract infection

2. Bacteria in the urine isn’t necessarily a problem

3. Older adults should have other symptoms, too

4. Underlying problems can sometimes cause a UTI

5. Older adults don’t need powerful antibiotics for UTIs

6. How to help your loved one avoid UTIs

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