Ok, guys, I have a question for you. My mom is in her late 80s with all kinds of medical problems from cancer to a loss of over 100 pounds in the last few months to very frequest infestions and a stage four bedsore ulcer, the worst you can get, (Gee thanks, nursing home!). She lives with me now, needing total 24-hour care (which I give with love). The last few mornings she has waked up with violent whole body jerks that resemble tonic-clonic seizures and continue for about a minute, especially if I wake her. These seem to be a new thing. I can't remember her having them before this. They sure aren't a bit like my complex partiel seizures but what in the world are they? Are they likely to be a normal process for an elderly brain dealing with such total physical decline or are they likely to be some type of seizures? If so, how do they treat them in someone so fragile?