Ring Chromosome 20 Syndrome

"One in 26 could be anyone. Epilepsy strikes regardless of age."

When people in their sixties, seventies or eighties experience unusual feelings — lost time, suspended awareness, confusion, seizures — they may think that simply “getting older” is to blame. However, there may be another explanation — they may have become one of the 300,000 senior citizens in the United States with epilepsy.

Providing accessible epilepsy training to a wide range of post-acute and long-term care professionals will increase the likelihood that seniors with epilepsy receive timely and appropriate care tailored to their specific health needs. Care that includes early identification of seizures, the appropriate management of seizures, and awareness of impact and risks which are present for older adults diagnosed with epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Foundation has created the following three online learning modules to train professionals caring for older adults with epilepsy.

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Seizure Identification and Epilepsy Basics
Recorded Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Epilepsy: Treatment Considerations In Older Adults

Recorded Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Epilepsy: Impact And Risks In Older Adults

Recorded Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Webinar series brought to you with support from Sunovion.

Course materials have been approved by the Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board.

Reviewed By:

Epilepsy Foundation Communications
Joseph I. Sirven MD and Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN

on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Resources

Epilepsy Centers

Epilepsy centers provide you with a team of specialists to help you diagnose your epilepsy and explore treatment options.

Epilepsy Medication

Find in-depth information on anti-seizure medications so you know what to ask your doctor.

Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline

Call our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline and talk with an epilepsy information specialist or submit a question online.

Tools & Forms

Download our seizure tracking app, print out seizure action plans, or explore other educational materials.

Find an Epilepsy Specialist

Ready for help? Find an Epilepsy specialist who can help guide you through your epilepsy journey.