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Parkinsons disease, seizure, heart attack, unable to speak or open eyes, excessive sleep. What can be done?

My 87 year old mother has recently been diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease. After a full day of activities Saturday, she had what doctors are saying a seizure and heart attack. Her system has not completely awakened. She cannot open her eyes or speak. She can be stimulated to awake and do simple commands....stick your tongue out, say uh-huh, ok. She tried to sing the abc song (garble) but the tune recognizable. We have been playing music and she hums. After visits or during long visits she goes back to sleep. I cannot find anyone who can explain this. Her doctor says be patient but she has never seen anyone do this either. Any insight or explanation would be appreciated.
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.
The description seems to suggest that she has impairment of brain functions. This most likely could result from a brain stroke. If you can upload a copy of her CT or MRI brain scan report, it would be helpful.
Seizure is a temporary event, and the person completely recovers in a few hours.
Heart attack would not explain her brain dysfunction.
Parkinson's disease causes motor disability and not cognitive dysfunction.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Answered: Thu, 30 May 2013
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