This week on Seizing Life® we speak with Dr. Alice Lam about the potential impacts of seizures on cognition and memory. We discuss the possible short-term and long-term effects of epilepsy on cognition and memory, and the differing ways that seizures may impact children, adults, and aging adults. Dr. Lam also highlights the complexities of the impacts created by medications, seizures, and the normal aging process. Dr. Lam shares how doctors and patients may assess cognition and memory over time and offers some recommendations and resources for people with epilepsy to slow or improve cognitive issues and memory loss.
Dr. Alice Lam is a neurologist and the principal investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where her lab explores the interface between epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases, and cognition. If you have questions or concerns about the cognitive effects of epilepsy or anti-seizure medications on you or a loved one, this is the Seizing Life® episode for you.
Click here to learn more about HOBSCOTCH, which Dr. Lam references in this podcast.
Click here to watch our webinar Aging and Epilepsy: Consequences and Comorbidities to Consider in Older Individuals with Dr. Lam.
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