Posted by Solstice on March 29, 2012, at 21:20:56
In reply to Re: Scared, posted by SLS on March 29, 2012, at 3:47:00
> Was epilepsy mentioned? I don't know enough about its epidemiology to know how often it appears later in life, but perhaps you will see some similarities with respect to dysphasia and facial numbness appearing on one side. I still think it could be TIA. I'm sure it will be resolved. You are approaching this whole thing methodically.
> Time for new specialists?
Dinah. Scott's got a good point here. Seizures are what I 'do.' The elderly are the largest group to get what we call "new onset seizures." There are a lot of reasons for that. The brain has a complex system of blood flow, and as vessels weaken with age, there are a number of different things that can cause the type of symptoms you're describing. The headache she complains of is key.
Again.. take her to a neurologist.. and it'll be a bonus if you can find one that specializes in geriatrics.