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Risk factors identified for cognitive impairment in older adults with epilepsy

Recent studies have highlighted the prevalence of cognitive impairment in older adults with epilepsy, and identified clinical factors associated with cognitive impairment in these patients.

In a study of 38 epilepsy patients aged 55 years or older, patients had significantly more cognitive impairment than nonepileptic controls, according to Dr Geoffrey Tremont of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

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