Seizures and Elderly

Seizures or medical term, epilepsy, is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
3 Types of Seizures that can occur in the elderly and their symptoms are as follows :
Simple Partial Seizures
• Jamais vu ( familiar things suddenly become unfamiliar
• Trembling that moves up one side of the body
• Déjà vu
• Out of body experiences
• Sudden shifts in mood
• Unexplained anger or fear
• Disturbed speech
Complex Partial Seizures
• Lip smacking
• Lack of response to others
• Repeated phrases
• Senseless, clumsy movements
• Disrobing
• Being briefly unaware of danger or pain
Generalized Seizures
• Brief staring
• Sudden muscle contractions
• Sudden falls
• Convulsions
Here at PSFS, we gladly will attend all your Dr. appointments and become a liaison for you and your family if they cannot attend. As always, its our family taking care of yours.
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ( ALS )

ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease ( baseball’s “Iron Horse”), is a progressive neurogenerative disease impacting the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord. When these motor neurons die, the brain’s ability to initiate and control those muscles are lost. Two types of ALS are:

  1. Sporadic- most common form
  2. Familial-the disease is inherited

The Mayo Clinic cites these early signs of ALS:

  1. Difficulty walking or doing your normal daily activities
  2. Tripping and falling
  3. Weakness in your leg, feet or ankles
  4. Hand weakness or clumsiness
  5. Slurred speech or trouble swallowing
  6. Muscle cramps and twitching in your arms, shoulders and tongue
  7. Difficulty holding your head up or keeping good posture

If you are experiencing any of these please make an appointment with you Doctor. If you have difficulty completing tasks of daily living, call us today for a free consultation. We can assist you with all of your wants and needs to help you lead a fulfilling life!

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