Study links seizures with memory loss in Alzheimer's patients
A new study explains how even infrequent seizures can lead to memory loss and other cognitive issues in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
The study done on a mouse model has found that seizures may trigger in the memory centre of the brain, the hippocampus and after a seizure, the protein remains in the hippocampus for an unusually long time.
It may help researchers to create future strategies to reduce memory decline in Alzheimer's disease and other issues related with seizures such as epilepsy.
A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain, which usually affects how a person appears or acts for a short time.
Alzheimer's disease is progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.