My mother has been getting frequent urinary tract infections
. The doctor says that for people her age (80), an antibiotic works for a couple of weeks, then the infections comes back. When the infection recurs, she becomes combative, confused, and very weak. We have decided to have her urine cultured monthly to try to stay on top of this. However, there must be a better way. Mom has alzheimers, but when she is not dealing with the UTI, she is capable. How can we stem this once and for all?