Epilepsy in the Later Years Resources
Epilepsy in the Later Years - Resources
Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition and can be diagnosed at any age. People in their later years are fast becoming one of the largest population groups as our population is generally living longer. However, with increasing age also comes an increasing risk of developing epilepsy.
What this means is that almost a quarter of cases of new onset epilepsy are experienced by people in their later years. The incidence of any type of seizure increases substantially over the age of 60. People over 65 years of age have the highest incidence of seizures/epilepsy of any age.
To help to address this need the Epilepsy Foundation has developed a suite of resources which specifically caters for the aged care sector.
The suite of resources includes information for older people living with epilepsy, their families and friends as well as aged care workers and carers.