Epilepsy in later life.

  title={Epilepsy in later life.},
  author={Martin J Brodie and Andrew T Elder and Patrick Kwan},
  journal={The Lancet. Neurology},
  volume={8 11},
Epilepsy is most likely to develop in later life. The burden of this disorder on health-care resources will rise further as the world's population continues to age. Making a secure diagnosis can be challenging because the clinical manifestations of seizures and the differential diagnoses and causes of epilepsy can be different in older individuals compared with younger individuals. Obtaining a reliable account of the events for accurate assessment is particularly important in guiding the… CONTINUE READING