Elderly with Epilepsy

Incidence of epilepsy makes two peaks throughout lifespan, one peak is during first few years of life and second peak is during elderly years. Someone older than age 85 years old has significantly higher risk of having seizures than someone younger. The increased risk may be higher than 3 fold increase. As the population gets older, new onset epilepsy in elderly becomes an important problem. The Most Common Causes of Epilepsy in Elderly Stroke Brain tumors Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease Head trauma The epilepsy syndrome in elderly is usually...
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