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Alzheimer's Disease

Seizure and Alzheimer`s

07/07/2000

Question:

My mom is 76 and has had a seizure. She has had times when her husband could not rouse her at night while she slept. Could this be alzheimer`s?

Answer:

Seizures are an abnormal electrical discharge from the brain. They can occur from many causes and she should be evaluated promptly by a neurologist as to their cause and treatment. Seizures may occur in AD, but usually late in the disease course; it would be most unusual for a seizure to be the first manifestation of Alzheimer`s disease.

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Response by:

Jon Stuckey, PhD
Formerly
Case Western Reserve University

Alan J Lerner, MD
Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University