Category: "Alzheimer’s"

How are epilepsy and dementia linked to Down syndrome?

How are epilepsy and dementia linked to Down syndrome?

Dr Frances Wiseman was awarded an Epilepsy Research Institute Pilot Grant in 2013 to investigate epilepsy in Down syndrome with Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, Dr Wiseman has gone on to receive further funding in this area from Alzheimer’s Research UK and is a UK Dementia Research Institute Program Leader for Animal Models. To mark World […]

Is posttraumatic epilepsy associated with long-term dementia risk?

Is posttraumatic epilepsy associated with long-term dementia risk?

In a recent study published in JAMA Neurology, researchers assessed the associations between post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) and the risk of dementia. Background PTE is the occurrence of unprovoked seizures more than a week after a traumatic brain injury, and it accounts for up to 20% of acquired epilepsies. Research suggests that PTE is associated with […]

Alzheimer’s Genes Might Also Raise Odds for Epilepsy

Alzheimer’s Genes Might Also Raise Odds for Epilepsy

People with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease may have an increased risk of epilepsy, a new study says. And folks with a certain type of epilepsy may have higher odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Having Alzheimer’s was linked to a 5.3% increased risk of generalized epilepsy, researchers report in the journal Neurology. This involves seizures […]

7 types of neurological disorder you must know

7 types of neurological disorder you must know

This article aims to illuminate seven fascinating types of neurological disorder that are essential for everyone to know. From cognitive impairments to motor dysfunction, neurological disorders significantly impact a person’s daily life and burden their families and society. 7 most common neurological disorders 1. Alzheimer’s Disease This devastating neurological disorder represents a profound unraveling of […]

Pakistanis Suffering From Misconceptions, Superstitions On Mental Illnesses: Dr. Atta

Pakistanis Suffering From Misconceptions, Superstitions On Mental Illnesses: Dr. Atta

Former federal minister for Science and Technology, Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rehman said that people in Pakistan are still suffering from misconceptions and superstitions about Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and Parkinson’s, while the world has gone a long way in the field of neuroscience Former Federal minister for Science and Technology, Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rehman said that people in Pakistan are still suffering from misconceptions and […]

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