Cognitive deterioration in adult epilepsy: Does accelerated cognitive ageing exist?

@article{Breuer2016CognitiveDI,
  title={Cognitive deterioration in adult epilepsy: Does accelerated cognitive ageing exist?},
  author={Lisanne E M Breuer and Paul A. J. M. Boon and J. W. M. Bergmans and Werner H. Mess and Rene M. H. Besseling and Anton J. A. de Louw and Anton G. Tijhuis and Svitlana Zinger and Antoine Bernas and Debby C W Klooster and Albert P. Aldenkamp},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={64},
  pages={1-11}
}
A long-standing concern has been whether epilepsy contributes to cognitive decline or so-called 'epileptic dementia'. Although global cognitive decline is generally reported in the context of chronic refractory epilepsy, it is largely unknown what percentage of patients is at risk for decline. This review is focused on the identification of risk factors and characterization of aberrant cognitive trajectories in epilepsy. Evidence is found that the cognitive trajectory of patients with epilepsy… CONTINUE READING