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Silent Seizures and Short term memory loss...

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  • Posted By: cleomobile
  • December 3, 2009
  • 02:16 AM

After a week and a half now, we finally found out my 62 year old Father is suffering from "silent seizures." He's been having a lot of short term memory problems and it has been going on for months, but in the last 6 weeks became significanlty more noticeable. Last Monday was particularly bad; he was confused, disoriented, and I thought he maybe had a stroke. So I got him to the ER.

After all that, visits to a Neurologist, Endocrinologist (he's also diabetic) and MRI, he had an EEG today that showed seizures.

The Neurologist said there was some damage in his brain (not a lot). Is this damage reversible? When I asked the Neurologist he simply said "I hope so." He also put him on Keppra to control the seizures.

He does have good days and bad days. He also has sleep apnea and is on a CPAP, which he rarely uses, but we are now going to make sure he uses it come ***l or high water.

Does anyone have any knowledge about the memory loss being reversible?

Thank you.

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