The American population is aging and living longer. While our aging population has never been more active or independent, it is also facing some new and older health conditions that not so long ago weren’t considered much of a problem for older people. Among those conditions thought at one time not to be very common in senior citizens is epilepsy.
For a variety of reasons, epilepsy can be difficult to diagnose in older patients. It’s easily confused and mistaken for other neurological impairments. Sometimes seizures are just written off as other problems associated with aging. The reality is that just as many new cases of epilepsy or seizure disorder are being diagnosed in the older population as there are cases in young children.
If you or someone you love is experiencing seizures or exhibiting signs or symptoms that could be seizures, contact the EAWCP for information and support. And, check out some of these helpful links.