The Prevalence and Clinical Features of Epileptic Seizures in a Memory Clinic Population

ConclusionsThe prevalence of epilepsy is increased in dementia. The seizures are often subtle and easily missed. The presence of epilepsy predicts more severe impairment in the activities of daily living.
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Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Case Rep Psychiatry Source Type: research
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