Mom, 73, Vascular Dementia Has progressed VERY QUICKLY (from no altered mental status to late stage 6/early stage 7 in 16 months) On my Mom’s ‘bad days’ often when she exerts herself by walking or moving, she will lose control of her muscles and will begin to spasm and tremor. She can go so far as to lose the ability to sit, sliding down a chair or off the toilet. It varies from being rigid to being dead weight. The further it goes, the less she is able to communicate or even hear what is being said to her. I believe she even passed out at one point. Her hands curl. She has been to the hospital, but they never witnessed one of the episodes, so they said it was blood pressure related. I have taken her blood pressure during and after one of these episodes and it didn’t change any more dramatically then it normally does. She has orthostatic blood pressure. Her blood pressure always drops when she stands and moves. This is NOT blood pressure. The nurses and doctors are at a loss. They have never witnessed one of these episodes and are all hesitant to make any kind of diagnosis since everything they can think of wouldn’t come and go like these do. When I take her to the doctor, it’s on a ‘good’ day, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to even get her there. From my reading, I think they are seizures. Has anyone else ever experienced anything like this? Or even have a direction for me to explore? We are looking to improve her quality of life, not necessarily treat comirbid conditions that would cause more distress than benefit since her dementia is progressing SO quickly.