Seizure in dementia

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Avatar f tn We think that he has had mild seizures in the past but no proof from eeg. he hasn't seen a neuro in over a year because of frail condition. it will be difficult to have tests done because they will be done in hospital and we can't get him admitted for this alone. he doesn't have a local neuro so we would have to make multiple trips in order to get tests done. when this change in mental status happened, he had had a mild heart attack and was fighting some sort of infection.
Avatar n tn She has been on disability since 2006. In 2007 she moved back in with me. Right now she is on amantadine, Lexepro, and Topomax. Every day I see her go down hill I try to remember that we were no expected to have 1 year, let alone 40.
Avatar n tn Many people have chronic oral/facial herpes (HSV-1) or genital herpes (HSV-2) that usually exist in a resting state in the body. For unknown resons they cause cold sores, genital lesions and sometimes and infection of the brain called encephalitis (this is rare 1 in a million compared to all the people with chronic HSV-1/HSV-2 infections). When herpes infections the brain it affects the frontal (behind the forehead) and temporal lobes (behind the ears) the most.
Avatar f tn I feel she needs to see your vet for a evaluation and check- up to get a better idea on what she is doing and acting,I'd take her in as sometimes it is possible to use medication if it is in fact seizures? Yes,dogs as they get older( and she is a very elder lady at 15) a dog can start to loose some of their ability to act and be as sharp as they once were. Your best way to help her is to take her to see her vet,this you can do for her to help her and get some answers for yourself.
Avatar f tn Generally dementia is classified into two categories. Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's. Non-Alzheimer's dementia can be due to many different things, from a prion infection to a retrovirus infection (HERV-W) to ischemia. Drugs, specifically Lipitor and the statins can also induce dementia because cholesterol is necessary to formulate memory. You really need a neurologist and an in-person examination to provide you with the answers you seek.
Avatar f tn If someone with Alzheimer’s disease has a seizure, a healthcare provider will perform a careful assessment that includes blood tests, a CT scan or MRI, and an EEG to assess the seizure type and any other underlying cause for the seizure. From these tests, an antiepileptic medication will be selected to help control the seizures.Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
Avatar n tn In 2003 I was in a accident, and suffered a brain injury. I have post traumatic epilepsy from a scar left on my brain. I also have trouble w/ memory, and thinking. I take aricept, and namenda for the brain problems, and in the beginning I saw some improvement, but . For the seizures I take trileptal, and keppra. The seizure meds make me very tired, and makes the thinking, and memory problems I have worse. If I dont take them the aricept, and namenda seemed to work better.
Avatar f tn He was also still lethargic and somewhat altered approximately 4 hrs post arrived to the ER. Since, He continued to question whether he had a GM Seizure or not and was still in a "Daze." He was sent for a catscan to rule out head injury and/or a possible brain tumor. Strangely, after so many hours had passed since arriving at the ER, he started throwing PVC clusters. They were occuring approximately every 15 minutes or so and he was oblivious to the alarm.
Avatar n tn My 14 year old Lab/chow/shep mix had a seizure the other night. We took her to the vets, she had a high fever, but no other obvious abnormalities. They started her on phenobarbital for seizures and said they think she has a brain tumor. She has no other symptoms of a brain tumor. She only had 2 known seizures, and they occurred when her fever was high. I went yesterday and asked them if they thought it could be lyme disease and they said no but they would check her if I wanted them to.
Avatar f tn Recently he had an attack where he grabbed his head due to severe pain and collapsed, started having what we thought to be seizure like activity. Doctor said his eyes were not reacting, they intubated him and flew him to another hospital thinking possible aneurism. While in the hospital he was fine although very sedated from pain medication they were giving him. My mom and I have noticed that since that hospitalization, his eyes don't quite look right.
Avatar m tn Hi, my mother has dementia which started quite young and she has a bad seizure 2 weeks ago. She had never had anything like that before. Several months ago her doctor told us she had a blood clot in her brain but that it was "no big deal". She was taken to the hosptial and they are working on her medications now for seizures, but we have since heard from several medical people (doctors, nurses, interns) that the clot might actually have caused the seizure?
1554881 tn?1294371850 My mother just had a craniotomy to get a biopsy of what we were told was a brain tumor. She is still recovering and has been told she will be on anti-seizure meds for the rest of her life, but when the final results came back they say it is "gliosis" and not a tumor. What can cause this? and What is the prognosis? Will it grow?
Avatar n tn ear pain, tinnitus, headaches, STABBing head pains, excessive muscle fasiculations, and minor tingling/pain in extremities and face. I am slowly working with a doctor to ateast try and get some of these this out, before I finally keel over and die (ha ha).
82861 tn?1333457511 That and low hemoglobin right after a transfusion resulted in cancelation of the surgery. 5. Just enough dementia to result in shrieking outburst if anyone says something she disagrees with - which is just about anything. My father died in 1994 which forced both of my parents to finally prepare a will. After his death, my mother saw an attorney and updated her papers. She purposely left out a general power of attorney. I was already noticing signs of dementia at that time.
82861 tn?1333457511 We took Mom to the ER Saturday night as she was in extreme back and leg pain. She couldn't even stand to go to the bathroom, feed herself or dress herself. The day before she was positively diagnosed with blood in her stool. We had to pull a whole lot of strings to get her admitted as nobody believed she was sick enough for admission. All hell broke loose when they got the intial blood work in. Mom's hemoglobin was a 6. Yes, a six. That's not a typo.
Avatar f tn How do I find a neurologist who is educated in Effexor withdrawal? I have a mild seizure disorder, my Mother was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, and I am "addicted" to Effexor, which I have taken for 10 years and cannot seem to break free from. Put that all together and I feel as though my worsening memory issues spell our DEMENTIA in big, bold letters. Can anyone make any suggestions? Thanks...
Avatar m tn My mother (87) was on Warfarin (Coumadin) to thin her blood for a heart arrhythmia. She fell 6 wks earlier & then again recently & hit her head. We then noticed her right side was weakened & she was off balanced so we took her to the hospital thinking she had a stroke. They did a CT scan & discovered she had a chronic subdural hematoma (brain bleed – basically bleeding into the space between the brain cover and the brain itself).
Avatar n tn HUGE for me was hot baths - I just filled up my tub and sat in there w/some music in the background. Epsom salts in the water will help for aches and pains. If no tub, even taking hot/warm showers will help a lot. You can get "Restful Legs" @ GNC or Vitamin shop - this helped a bit with the RLS thing for me. Any OTC pain relief will help too And finally, as quickly as you can manage, get any kind of exercise you can.
Avatar n tn He said that the scans don't show any cause for this to be happening and it looks like it is curving in rather than the bone thinning in that area. At this point it isn't affecting my brain, so he wants me to repeat the scans in October and come back so he can see if there are any changes. Keep in touch if you find anything out about yours. and feel free to send me a message in my inbox - I have a watch on this post and my inbox and I recieve an email whenever anyone posts to it.
Avatar n tn After my sister complained of this weird cell phone vibration feeling in her right leg I decided to reserach it a bit and found this forum. From reading most of your comments I can summarisse the following: It seems nerve realted as it is experienced by people with either a history of nerve damage or increased stress levels.
Avatar f tn I saw my Dr yesterday to discuss . I'm 59 and recently had a 'bad seizure' in Church which led to tests . My Dr said they were small strokes in my brain . He also said I could have early onset of Dementia . I like your answer better ! More tests will be done because after the episode that put me in the hospital I haven't been the same . My vision and speech is impaired w sharp sudden pain in my head behind my eyes and on small areas of my forehead that go as quick as they come .
Avatar f tn They did do a Cat scan then and more blood work and said everything came back normal. Since that awful day in June, the pressure in my head has NEVER left. It has certainly let up a lot so I no longer think I'm having a stroke but it has completely ruined my life. Since the ER visits, I've been to a neurologist, endocrinologist, my family doctor, a gastroenterologist, and an ear nose and throat doc.
2186126 tn?1384961026 Our dog is 16 and is in reasonably good health but is also deaf and has dementia and it is heartbreaking. One of our cats was diagnosed with diabetes two weeks ago, she also had blood pressure problems., After a week of trying to get her diabetes count down to normal, the two vets working on her said she couldn't be helped, and we had to put her to sleep. It is so hard to see them sick, and even harder to decide what to do.
Avatar n tn my son is 10 yrs old and has an ammonia level of 136 he also has been diagnosed with lactic acidosis, non specicfic seizure disorder, non specific metabolic disorder, sleep apnea, adhd, behavior problems, learning disabled, is getting speech therapy, a problem with motor sensory perception, brain damage, dementia, high qt rhythm with his heart. he was recently attacked by a pit bull and had surgery that night and his symptoms are worse understandbly.
Avatar f tn Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
Avatar n tn Other tests such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) show what the skull, brain and blood vessels look like but a nuclear medicine Cerebral Perfusion Study can show if some parts of the brain are working more than normal, such as during an epileptic seizure, or less than normal as in dementia or between epileptic seizures.
Avatar m tn The connection between Alzheimer's and depression has been known for years. The big mystery, though, is exactly how (and if) one affects the other. "Is the depression a consequence of the dementia? Do both problems develop from the same underlying problems in the brain? Or does the relationship of depression with dementia have nothing to do with dementia-related pathology?" asks Robert S. Wilson, PhD, neuropsychologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
422425 tn?1307996590 I have never posted in this forum, but I have been having a period of strange seizure like symptoms. Just wondering if anyone on this board has the same thing. I starts out with a pressure in the back of my head, and something like chills. I get really nauseated, and my throat start to gag, and I feel like I am going to pee my pants. It lasts for a minute or two. It happens all the time, I could be reading or lying down and it happens or driving which scares me.
987762 tn?1331031553 Anyway, I thought it interesting to write them all down, I was having a laugh about the odds of all this in one person, ramping up since 2003 and still nothing named, got to find it laughable to look for the lesions and find them, name them something that doesn't cause my sx, so dismiss them in there entirety. Ha the last neuro said he only wanted to know if i was blind, hmmmm are you dx with MS all blind, what a tosser ROFL. Thoughts anyone! Cheers...........
Avatar n tn my son is 10 yrs old and has an ammonia level of 136 he also has been diagnosed with lactic acidosis, non specicfic seizure disorder, non specific metabolic disorder, sleep apnea, adhd, severe behavior problems, learning disabled, is getting speech therapy, a problem with motor sensory perception, brain damage, dementia, high qt rhythm with his heart. he was recently attacked by a pit bull and had surgery that night and his symptoms are worse understandbly.