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Alzheimer\'s and Seizures


Incidence of New-Onset Seizures in Mild to Moderate Alzheimer Disease

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Objective To estimate the incidence rate and predictors of seizures in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease (AD). Design Cohort study of patients with mild to moderate AD in clinical READ MORE

Epilepsy and Cognitive Impairments in Alzheimer Disease

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Alzheimer disease (AD) is associated with cognitive decline and increased incidence of seizures. Seizure activity in AD has been widely interpreted as a secondary process resulting from advanced stage READ MORE

Epilepsy and neurodegenerative diseases in adults: a clinical review

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Neurodegenerative disorders in adults are progressively recognized as one of the major causes of epilepsy. Improved health care, resulting in increased longevity, will unavoidably lead to an increase READ MORE

Seizures in elderly patients with dementia: epidemiology and management

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Epileptic seizures occur in patients with dementia at a higher prevalence than among healthy elderly individuals. The incidence of seizures among patients with dementia varies with the aetiology of th READ MORE

Influence of pre-existing dementia on the risk of post-stroke epileptic seizures

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Background: Seizures occur in 10% of stroke patients, but their predictors have not been clearly identified. Pre-existing dementia is present in 12-16% of stroke patients and, at the community level, READ MORE

Down syndrome, Alzheimer's disease and seizures

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Neuropathologically, Alzheimer-type abnormalities are demonstrated in patients with Down syndrome (DS), both demented and nondemented and more than a half of patients with DS above 50 years develop Al READ MORE

Recurrent seizures in patients with dementia: frequency, seizure types, and trea...

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OBJECTIVE: Patients with a primary neurodegenerative disorder associated with cognitive impairment are at increased risk for epilepsy. The goal of the present study was to characterize seizure type(s) READ MORE


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Overview Epilepsy is a recurrent seizure disorder caused by abnormal electrical discharges from brain cells, often in the cerebral cortex. It is not a distinct disease, it is a group of disorders f READ MORE

Seizure disorders in the elderly

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Seizure disorders become increasingly common after the age of 60 years and can have a significant impact on functional status. The goal of antiepileptic drug therapy is to control seizures but preserv READ MORE

Seizures in Alzheimer disease: who, when, and how common?

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Background: Transient symptoms in Alzheimer disease (AD) are frequent and include seizures, syncope, and episodes of inattention or confusion. The incidence of seizures in AD and predictors of which READ MORE
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