Lara E. Address: Lara E. ABSTRACT New-onset epilepsy in the elderly is difficult to diagnose, owing to atypical presentation, concomitant cognitive impairment, similarities with other common disorders, and nonspecific changes on electroencephalography EEG.
Epilepsy is the continuing tendency of a person to have seizures. An epileptic seizure is caused by an abnormal electrical discharge from a group of nerve cells in the brain. There are many different types of epilepsy and many different causes of epilepsy.
On July 6,Disney Channel actor Cameron Boyce died of natural causesa preliminary report from the Los Angeles County medical examiner's office confirmed. Soon after the news broke, the year-old star's parents revealed in a statement that Boyce died due to complications from epilepsy. After this news, you may be wondering what epilepsy is.
Did you know that epilepsy is more likely to develop in older adults? Seizures can be easy to miss. Learn how to recognize the signs and how you can help.
A person who has a first seizure in their adult years needs a thorough work-up, just like anyone else. Yet, some things are especially important to consider:. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Epilepsy patients whose conditions first manifested during adulthood may be at an increased risk of stroke, according to a study from the US. Carried out by the Medical University of South Carolina, the research analysed South Carolina hospital discharge and emergency department data from to in order to determine why previous studies have indicated a higher risk of stroke in adult epilepsy patients. Earlier studies demonstrated an elevated stroke risk in people with epilepsy aged 60 or above, but relatively little is known about the incidence of subsequent stroke among those aged between 35 and
Epilepsy is a common yet heterogeneous disease. As a result, management often requires complex decision making. The ultimate goal of seizure management is for the patient to have no seizures and no considerable adverse effects from the treatment.
Adult onset seizure disorder is a major public health concern in terms of burden of disease, nature of illness, and its impact on individual, family, and community. This study was done to assess the clinical profile and etiology of adult onset seizures and correlates of clinical and radiological pattern. This was a prospective cross-sectional hospital-based study conducted on cases presenting with adult onset seizures.
Epilepsy is a central nervous system neurological disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. Anyone can develop epilepsy. Epilepsy affects both males and females of all races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.
Skip to content. Seizures can be a sign of epilepsy, but they can happen for other reasons as well. Although the exact cause of a seizure can't always be pinpointed, you should always be evaluated by a doctor the first time you have a seizure. When your brain's electrical system doesn't work properly, a seizure occurs.