Mar 21, 2019 · Here are the five most common infections in the elderly: 1. Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly. 2. Elderly Skin Infections. 3. Bacterial Pneumonia in the Elderly. 4. Elderly Influenza. 5. Gastrointestinal Infections in the Elderly.Author: Sarah Stevenson. Jun 27, 2018 · Treating a urinary tract infection in older adults. This means taking an antibiotic every day to prevent a UTI. Healthy older adults may want to try over-the-counter UTI pain relievers such as phenazopyridine (Azo), acetaminophen (Tylenol), or ibuprofen (Advil) to ease burning and frequent urination.Author: Annette Mcdermott.
May 02, 2016 · Bowel infections can be deadly among older adults. In fact, according to the CDC, 83 percent of deaths from bowel and gut infections are over the age of 65. C-diff (also referred to as clostridium difficile colitis or pseudomembranous colitis) is one of the most common of these infections and frequently occurs when people have taken antibiotics. May 04, 2018 · Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common. But they increase the odds for delirium, hospitalization and death in older adults who are frail. Discover how to help the older adult in your life.Author: Family Health, Family Health Team.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs)—UTIs are the second most common type of infection in the body and can happen anywhere in the urinary system. More than half of women will have at least one UTI in their lifetime. Older women are more likely to get UTIs because the bladder muscles weaken and make it hard to fully empty the bladder. Jun 26, 2017 · Pin It. In older people with dementia, urinary tract infections (UTIs) can cause sudden behavior changes rather than the common physical symptoms. Knowing the signs of UTIs in older people can help your loved one get treated early, before the infection leads to serious health problems.