People With A Long History Of Epilepsy Tend To Age Faster, Which Can Make It Harder For Dementia To Develop.
New research shows that the brains of people with epilepsy appear to be about 10 years older than those without epilepsy.
Epilepsy patients also experience a rapid decline in cognitive ability, including memory and reasoning problems, and changes in brain scans that indicate an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Studies show that age increases and changes in thinking and memory are more pronounced in people whose disease is not properly managed.
Bruce Herman, author of the study and an emeritus professor of neuropsychology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, said: Have been suffering from epilepsy since the 1960s, ”he said.