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Epilepsy and Alzheimer's leads to earlier cognitive decline

31 Jul 2013

A study has reported that people with epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease developed decreased thinking abilities (cognitive decline) faster than those without epilepsy.

The study was made between 2007 and 2012. It included 54 people. ‘Epileptic activity associated with Alzheimer’s disease deserves increased attention because it has a harmful impact on these patients, can easily go unrecognized and untreated, and may reflect pathogenic processes that also contribute to other aspects of the illness,’ researchers wrote.

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