Extreme Memory Loss due to Epilepsy
My husband is 57 years old. About 8 years ago he started having these episodes where he kind of blanked out, sometimes 18 in a period of 24 hours. After 5 MRI, Pet Scan, CT Scan, numerous blood test, Lumbar puncture. He was diagnosed with Absence Seizures. He has tried many different seizure medications, however, only Lamictal has bought them somewhat under control. For the last 5 years his memory has declined each year. He no longer remembers how to write his name, SS#, Address, Phone Number, Do Basic Math, follow directions, basically all cognitive skills are gone.
Because of his age & the fact that it has been 5 years, all the Neurologist don't think he has Alzheimer's even with all the symptoms. He still thinks it is from the seizure's, which are located in the Temporal Lobe. He does take Namenda & Razadyne ER for memory, don't know if it helps, however, we are not going to find out by stopping it.
I guess my questions is: Does anyone else suffer from such extreme memory loss from seizures? Thank you in advance for any replies. Kadee