According to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE, antiepileptic drugs are associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The clinical investigation, led by Heidi Taipale from the University of Eastern Finland, evaluated the data of nearly 100,000 individuals with dementia […]
April 09, 2018 | Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Medicine, Neurology, News, Research
“Silent seizures” deep within the brain may hold a clue as to what causes memory loss in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, and may help one day lead to new treatments for the 5 million Americans who suffer from this debilitating disease. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine had observed abnormal, episodic electrical activity in […]
January 02, 2018 | Alzheimer's
Although it’s been clear that seizures are linked to memory loss and other cognitive deficits in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, how this happens has been puzzling. In a study published in the journal Nature Medicine, a team of researchers reveals a mechanism that can explain how even relatively infrequent seizures can lead to long-lasting cognitive […]
October 17, 2017 | Alzheimer's, Memory, Neurology, News, Research
Feasibility study suggests suppressing seizure-like activity may help patients – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center In the last decade, mounting evidence has linked seizure-like activity in the brain to some of the cognitive decline seen in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease have an increased risk of epilepsy and nearly half may experience […]
June 26, 2017 | Alzheimer's
Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have discovered that more than 100 genes are linked to memory processing in the brain. The discovery could lead to the development of new therapies for memory-associated conditions such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, and others, the study’s authors said.
June 19, 2017 | Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Neurology, Research, Seizures, Technology
A study conducted in the US has hit upon a new strategy to identify genes that underlie specific brain processes, and may eventually help scientists develop treatments for patients with memory impairments. More than 100 genes linked to memory have been identified, paving the way for treatments for conditions like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.
June 01, 2017 | Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Memory, Neurology, News, Seizures