Category: "Alzheimer’s"

Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer’s disease

Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer’s disease

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 […]

‘Silent Seizures’ Discovered in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

‘Silent Seizures’ Discovered in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

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 […]

Epilepsy Treatment Often Delayed in Older Adults

Epilepsy Treatment Often Delayed in Older Adults

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.

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