Seizures are more common in people with Alzheimer's disease but still relatively infrequent. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Centre in New York tracked 453 patients with Alzheimer's over a number of years. During the follow-up period they found that 7 of them (1.5%) developed seizures. This was higher than the rate found among people of the same age without Alzheimer's but still only corresponds to 1 in 200 people with Alzheimer's over the course of a year. Only 'younger' age was associated with an increased risk of seizures.
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