AlDeep in the brains of two patients with Alzheimer’s disease, the main memory structure, the hippocampus, displays episodic seizure-like electrical activity. These non-convulsive hippocampal seizures are the first signs of ‘silent’ brain electrical network dysfunction described in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The discovery, published in the journal Nature Medicine, provides a better understanding of the […]
May 02, 2017 | Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Memory, Neurology, News, Seizures
The latest study on hormone therapy and Alzheimer’s disease shows no relationship between taking the drugs and whether you may develop the disease years later.
February 17, 2017 | Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Women and Epilepsy
A new study published in Epilepsia found that although most newly diagnosed cases of epilepsy in older adults are treated appropriately with monotherapy, only half of those patients receive treatment within the recommended time frame, and a substantial portion were prescribed older antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) despite recommendations to use newer AEDs in this population.
February 16, 2017 | Alzheimer's, Education, Epilepsy, Neurology, News, Parents, Prevention, Research, Seizures, Treatment
Epileptic activity appear to be more frequent in patients with Alzheimer’s disease than in healthy individuals and may be linked to disease progression, according to a recent study. These findings, previously seen in animals, suggest that increased neuronal excitability, a feature of epilepsy, may also contribute to the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Of the study’s […]
February 16, 2017 | Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Neurology, News, Research
There are important, long-term gains from hastening the processes around surgical interventions against epilepsy – before the disease has had too much negative impact on brain functions and patients’ lives. These are some of the findings of a thesis for which more than 500 patients were studied and followed up.
January 24, 2017 | Alzheimer's, Childhood Epilepsy, Education, Epilepsy, Neurology, Prevention, Research, Seizures, Surgery
Scanning a premature infant’s brain shortly after birth to map the location and volume of lesions, small areas of injury in the brain’s white matter, may help doctors better predict whether the baby will have disabilities later.
January 19, 2017 | Alzheimer's, Autism, Diagnosis Techniques, Education, Epilepsy, Neurology, Pregnancy, Prevention, Research, Seizures, Technology