This is going to be long so please bear with me. My MIL is 79 soon to be 80. She had her 1st stroke in 2008, 2nd 2010. Since then no major strokes but 50 + ( doctors dont count them now) TIA's. She was not diagnosed with Dementia until Late last year. We noticed "off" behaviour starting after the 2nd stroke but at 1st attributed it to the stroke, we would have maybe 1 bad day or off day every few monthes. it quickly became once a month, to were we are now maybe 2 good days a week. She is very, very good at hiding it. Took her flipping out on nursing staff to get her diagnosed. They called in a geriatric psychiatrist and they rate her at Moderate to severe.
My question is this. Since the strange behaviour started in 2-10 or so she has passout episodes the doctors cant seem to9 figure out. BP is usually great, she will just get unresponsive stare into space, tongue comes out them she passes out. these episodes can last 20 seconds to the longest at 30 min. Wakes up, nauseaus but alert. During these "Spells" her BP will jump all over the place from 130/70 to 70/40 to 200/100 , wakes up then it tends to stay great 120/70.Then weak for several days no worse no better. These hit roughly every 3 weeks. If we see it starting and lay her down flat we seem to be able to keep her from going all the way out and she recovers much faster. The only precursers we have to the "spell" is that she will have a very bad day with her BP bouncing around abit a day or so before it happens.
Has anybody else seen anything like this?