A Specialized Epilepsy Center
Epilepsy is increasingly developing in older adults due to:
Although epilepsy is widely recognized by the public, it is poorly understood, even among people who know someone with it.
If a person is having problems with their memory, being confused, falling, dizziness, or experiencing sensory changes like numbness is often viewed as the “normal” aging process. However, these can actually be signs of seizures and are not normal.
Seizures can be quieter, not falling to the ground and shaking. Seizures can be hard to recognize and overlooked. A person having a seizure may:
When these signs occur more than once and often in the same pattern, they could be seizures. Inform your health care provider. Record seizures on a digital device and keep track of how long it lasts.
An Epilepsy Center is a team of experts who offer advanced diagnostic tests to help find the right medication or treatment to prevent seizures, especially when the person has more than one chronic condition or other health problems. Medical advancements offered can help a person live a fulfilling, independent life.
CDC shares that over half of the adults taking medicine for epilepsy are still having seizures! If seizures continue despite treatment for more than a year or after the trial of two medications, seek advanced care at an Epilepsy Center.
For additional information, see links from the CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov)