Effect of seizures on progression of dementia of the Alzheimer type.

@article{Volicer1995EffectOS,
  title={Effect of seizures on progression of dementia of the Alzheimer type.},
  author={Ladislav Volicer and Stephanie L. Maatta Smith and Beverly Volicer},
  journal={Dementia},
  year={1995},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={258-63}
}
A survey of institutionalized patients with clinical diagnosis of probable dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) indicated that 21% of patients developed seizures after the onset of DAT. Of the total of 27 patients, 11 developed seizures at home and 16 after institutionalization. In 9 of 11 patients (82%), who suffered the initial seizure at home, the patients' condition suddenly worsened and required long-term care admission within 6 months of the seizure onset. Language function declined… CONTINUE READING

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