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Epilepsy

Are Seniors at Risk for Epilepsy?

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First: What is epilepsy?


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What causes epilepsy?


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When does epilepsy tend to develop in older adults?


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How is epilepsy diagnosed?


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What are the stages of a seizure?


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What’s a prodrome?


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What happens during the ictal phase of a seizure?


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What’s the post-ictal phase?


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What triggers a seizure—and can I keep it from happening?


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Do seniors have special challenges with epilepsy?


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How is epilepsy treated?


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Is there life after epilepsy?


Nancy Fitzgerald

Nancy Fitzgerald is an award-winning journalist specializing in health, wellness, and spirituality. A former health books editor for Rodale Publishing, her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Better Homes & Gardens, National Geographic for Kids, Scholastic, Brides, and Commonweal.