A bi-directional association between epilepsy and dementia


  • There is a bi-directional association between epilepsy and dementia. Either condition carries a nearly 2-fold risk of developing the other when compared to controls.

Why this matters

    There is emerging evidence of a bi-directional association between dementia and epilepsy. However, the role of epileptogenesis, either as the underlying cause or as a consequence of neurodegeneration, remains unclear.

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