Epileptic Disorders


From here to epilepsy: the risk of seizure in patients with Alzheimer's disease Volume 18, numéro 1, March 2016


Department of Neurology, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
* Correspondence: Margitta Seeck Department of Neurology, Geneva University Hospitals, 4, rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland


To describe the association between Alzheimer's disease and seizures by reviewing epidemiological data from available literature and to assess the putative pathophysiological links between neurodegeneration and altered cortical excitability. We also discuss specific antiepileptic treatment strategies in patients with Alzheimer's disease, as well as transient epileptic amnesia as a possible crossroads between degeneration and epilepsy.