My mother is 89, and in another posting I discussing her chronic UTI's. Thanks to everyone for their support and guidance to date.
Now I have another situation which has been going on and off for the last year.
I am not talking about myoclonic jerks which my mother exhibits frequently when she is asleep.
It seems that on occasion she exhibits a behavior where her body suddenly "jumps" forward like she is startled for no apparent reason. The precursor appears like she freezes for a moment with a blank stare.I have seen this behavior manifest itself primarily after she has been in a deep sleep or mostly toward the evening, and is sitting on the comode in the bathroom. Even after she stands up, and starts to walk, suddenly this behavior will appear for a few seconds, and sometimes these episodes usually while sitting last for a minute. However, they are infrequent.
A few months ago when my mother was in the hospital for a uti, the doctor ordered an MRI and EEG of the brain and in consult with a Neurologist, they found nothing but shrinkage of the brain typical of her age, no strokes, tumors, etc.
Have any of you with a loved one with Dementia/Alzheimers noticed similar behavior?