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Dementia

19 July 2010

Alzheimer's May Increase Seizure Risk

Rate found to be highest in youngest patients and decreased with age, study found

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During the follow-up, the incidence rate of seizures among the Alzheimer's patients was 9.1 per 1,000 people per year, compared with 1.4 for those in the control group. That means the incidence rate of seizures was 6.4 times higher for Alzheimer's patients, the study authors explained in a news release from the Alzheimer's Association.

 

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