Epilepsy raises risk of developing Alzheimer’s, and vice-versa
May 29, 2023
People with a common type of epilepsy have nearly four times the relative odds of receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, a new study finds.
Hypertension may increase risk for late-onset epilepsy
Nov 17, 2021
After adjustment for prevalent and interim stroke, risk for developing epilepsy increased almost twofold
Antiepileptic drugs linked to higher mortality in Alzheimer’s
Jun 03, 2020
Mortality risk jumped during the first three months of antiepileptic drug treatment in patients with Alzheimer’s. Older drug choices conferred greater risk.
Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, December 11
Dec 10, 2019
Inflammatory marker linked to dementia … Duration of diabetes history tied to higher short-term mortality risk … New drug reduces seizures in epilepsy type common among seniors … Narcissism declines...
New research shows why even well-controlled epilepsy can disrupt thinking
Oct 17, 2019
People with well-controlled epilepsy often experience bouts of unclear thinking. In a new study, Stanford researchers demonstrated why this occurs.
Residents with Alzheimer’s far more likely to experience recurring epileptic seizures
Jul 20, 2019
People with Alzheimer’s disease experience epileptic seizures up to five times more often than those without dementia, new research has found.
Medication administration top issue for directors of nursing
Jun 10, 2014
Pain management for residents at the end-of-life, antipsychotic use in dementia residents and medication for epileptic residents were all hot issues tackled during the National Association of Directors...
‘New ground’ broken in Alzheimer’s, dementia research, scientists say
Feb 13, 2012
Deep brain stimulation, a procedure used to treat Parkinson’s, epilepsy and chronic pain, enhanced the memory of epilepsy patients with memory problems, a small study has found. Neurologists say...
Assisted living facility wrongfully denied woman employment after a drug test, EEOC says
Oct 03, 2011
An assisted living facility in Oregon violated federal law by refusing to hire an applicant who used prescription medication, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.