Neurology Central

Scientists discover ‘silent seizures’ in Alzheimer’s disease patients

Scientists from Bayor College of Medicine (TX, USA) and Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (MA, USA) have observed clinically silent hippocampal seizures in two Alzheimer’s patients with no previous history of seizures. The results, published in Nature Medicine, show that episodic seizure-like electrical activity is detected during sleep, a period when memories are consolidated. These novel findings could open up new research avenues for further understanding and potential treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
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