Study finds Alzheimer’s linked to seizures

Posted on September 17, 2010


Studies have shown that people with Alzheimer’s disease are at risk for having seizures. A recent HealthDay article says that the likelihood of having seizures is about 6 times higher for people with Alzheimer’s than people who do not have Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association news release, researchers found that seizure rates decreased with age.

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that slowly destroys the body’s ability to do simple tasks by erasing important memories and thinking skills. The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unknown. Signs of the disease usually begin to show around the age of 60. There are ways to treat the disease, but no known cure.