My (85 year old/dementia) aunt is in the hospital. Yes, the aunt that just this week entered a Residential Board & Care Facility...
I've had no rest! Just when I thought things were falling into place, and life was a little less stressful- WHAM!! Stress.
She has a "urinary tract" infection (UTI), but because of her age, her body can't fight infections very well. Thankfully, she is responding well to antibiotics, and so far ALL her tests have come back "negative"!! YAY!! They are, though, testing her Carotid Artery tomorrow.
She is NOT diabetic, nor does she have High Blood Pressure, or High Cholesterol...and her heart (EKG) is fine. Her doctors and nurses can't believe it (nor can we)- the ONLY meds she takes are for anxiety, and for sleep. That's it!!
How did she do it? "Healthy" habits? No! She started smoking at a very young age, and never liked or ate "healthy" - good for you foods!! A mystery. We, her family, are in awe of her good health despite her dementia.