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Alzheimer's Disease Can Be Detected Early Through Silent Seizures, A New Study Says [VIDEO]

Update Date: May 04, 2017 08:18 PM EDT
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A recent small study indicated that silent seizures can be the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. This may give doctors the edge to find a treatment early on.

What Did The Study Find Out?

The research indicated that silent seizures can serve as an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. It starts at the main memory structure of the brain.

It cannot be detected right away by normal brain scans. The person also does not experience convulsions during this early stage, according to Express.

Other New Updates On The Disease

Alzheimer's disease is an illness that can affect the brain's function. There is also a recent study that the disease is caused by a buildup of proteins called plaques. However, this latest breakthrough of detecting the silent seizures early on may give doctors the edge of treating the illness.

Doctors were able to look for these patterns in two patients. There were wires that were used to place electrodes in the deepest parts of the brain. This was the time that doctors discovered that the early signs of Alzheimer's disease are these silent seizures.

These silent seizures detected in the deep parts of the brain could lead to losing the brain's function in the future. This new breakthrough in finding out about the silent seizures can be a way for doctors to find a way on how to cure the illness, according to Mail Online.

This also is a way for doctors to find a way to improve the conditions of the patients with Alzheimer's disease. This only will not benefit the patient but also the caregivers that are taking care of them.

Although, there already are medications for the disease, this new study of the silent seizures can help in detecting the illness early on. In the meantime, there are still more discoveries to be done in order to treat Alzheimer's disease. It is a disease that many suffer from, especially during old age.

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