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Neurostimulation may offer hope for memory enhancement in epilepsy

Posted 14 Sep 2018 in Memory / Epilepsy general / Living with epilepsy

Despite memory difficulties being a top concern for people with epilepsy, there are currently no existing treatments available to directly target memory issues that are related to epilepsy. This was what motivated researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth University, in the U.S. to investigate neurostimulation. Stephen Meisenhelter and Dr Barbara Jobst reviewed 61 recent research studies on read more

Is the brainstem implicated in epilepsy?

People with epilepsy often complain about cognitive problems such as memory impairment and lack of concentration and focus.  This is particularly the case with patients diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy who also frequently lose consciousness.  Because seizures typically originate in the temporal lobe or other areas in the cortex of the brain (the surface of the structure rather than deep read more

Could gentle brain stimulation improve memory?

Posted 2 Feb 2018 in Memory

  People with epilepsy often have memory problems.  In new research, a team from the Mayo clinic has investigated whether or not memory can be improved with gentle stimulation of various areas of the brain.  For the study, the research team recruited people with epilepsy undergoing evaluation for possible surgery to address their seizures.  These patients agreed to have their read more

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