Absent Seizures

My dad has Parkinson’s and in Oct 2018 suffered an abscess and infection on his brain from sinusitis.

The 2 were independent of each other but the treatment accelerated some Parkinson’s symptoms.

During his hospitalisation he suffered absent seizures where his reflexes were responding to touch but he wouldn’t wake up fir at least 10min. He says he can hear everyone and likens it to coming round from an operation.

He has been home 6minths and has recently started having these again.

Our GP says it’s a symptom of Parkinson’s however in hosp they said it was a form of epilepsy. Research is giving me mixed information and before I start calling people I wanted to know how common it is in Parkinson’s patients and treatment.

He’s at home with my mum and carers coming in, however the seizures are scary and worrying. Our main priority is keeping him home cared for and as independent as possible but it’s a massive pressure on mum who is 74.

Thanks in advance for any help

Hi Gillz,

A warm welcome to the community.
It must be very worrying to see your dad’s seizures return and we’re sure our members will be along to share any experiences they have.
In the meantime, please do feel free to contact our Helpline specialists who will be happy to advise you about these symptoms and other aspects of Parkinson’s. You can contact them by email to: [email protected] or call 0808 800 0303 (lines are open Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm and Saturday: 10am-2pm). We do hope this helps to relieve the pressure on your family.

Best wishes,
Moderation Team