First: What is epilepsy?
What causes epilepsy?
When does epilepsy tend to develop in older adults?
How is epilepsy diagnosed?
What’s a prodrome?
What happens during the ictal phase of a seizure?
What’s the post-ictal phase?
What triggers a seizure—and can I keep it from happening?
Do seniors have special challenges with epilepsy?
How is epilepsy treated?
Is there life after epilepsy?
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