My father is 80 years old. He never had seizures before. Now he has dementia. He was becoming violent and unruly.H e was prescribed Depacote and I only gave it to him for 4 days. After which my father had a seizure and it has rendered him immobile. He is bed bound.
You mention that your father was becoming violent and unruly. Depakote can also be used as a mood stabilizer. If your father has Alzheimers then the treatment plan would be different. I am sorry you are having to deal with a destructive illness. Some of what you describe sounds like a tumor or blood clot in the brain. These types of conditions can result in bizarre behavior depending where it is. It does sound like he has suffered a stroke or bleeding in the brain though.
I am sorry you are having to deal with this and seeing your dad so debilitated
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