Diagnosing epilepsy in the elderly.

  title={Diagnosing epilepsy in the elderly.},
  author={Richard E. Ramsay and Flavia M Macias and Andrew Rowan},
  journal={International review of neurobiology},
Elderly individuals represent the fastest-growing segment of the US population. Seizures are common among elderly persons, and the etiology, clinical presentation, and prognosis of seizure disorders can often differ between elderly patients and younger individuals. However, published information regarding the diagnosis and management of epilepsy in elderly patients is scarce. Because a number of conditions that are common in elderly patients may resemble epilepsy, diagnosis can be challenging… CONTINUE READING