Posts Tagged ‘memory loss’

Do seizures affect memory?

Monday, December 29th, 2008

By Eduardo Locatelli, MD

People who experience epileptic seizures usually speak about memory loss. Since seizures create electrical impulses in the brain, the brain function in the affected area can be disrupted or even destroyed. If seizures originate from the temporal lobe of the brain, for example, memory can potentially be affected. If seizures happen frequently, memory difficulties can happen more often.
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Identifying area of brain responsible for memory loss can lead to better treatment.

Monday, December 29th, 2008

By Eduardo Locatelli, MD

We are learning more and more about how to identify the range of memory impairments associated with epilepsy and link them to specific areas of the brain. This knowledge is helping us to offer better treatments and assist in the rehabilitation of people whose memories have been impaired.
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