Re: Chronic UTI's / antibiotics?
My mother has had a couple of UTIs since she got Dementia. One reason was that while still living at home, she 'forgot' exactly what the procedure was when you go to the toilet. I found fecal matter on the bathroom rugs, and she was unable to explain what happened. No, we didn't have a dog.
I think she was unable to wipe herself and get herself clean. Then I am almost sure she did not wash her hands well. So she got one UTI after another and also chronic eye infections (dirty hands, rubbing her eyes ..etc.)
Since being in the NH and having diapers, and being cleaned by other people this has lessened, but she is still unable to keep her hands really clean, in spite of hand sanitizers, a sink at wheelchair level right in her room - she just forgets. She still has red irritated eyes, no amount of drops or salves seems to be able to clear it up.
The NH does a urinalysis weekly and at the first sign of infection an antibiotic is added to her meds. They keep her pretty healthy, considering her old old age (she'll be 99 this year, if she makes it to October), and condition, AD Stage 6, close to 7.
It may be your Moms kidneys, or a germ resistant to the drugs they are using, or her immune system is weak. Keep asking, keep reminding them - eventually a solution should be found. Good luck!