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Epilepsy Drug Found to Boost Memory in Early Alzheimer's Stages

Alzheimer’s disease begins with mild memory impairment.  There are currently no effective treatments for the neurodegenerative disease, which causes severe dementia.  But researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. state of Maryland are hopeful that a generic drug now used to treat seizures can improve memory in the early stages of Alzheimer's, even reversing the condition. Levetiracetam, which goes by the brand name Keppra, is part of the drug arsenal used to treat...

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