Strategies to protect bone mass in the older patient with epilepsy.

  title={Strategies to protect bone mass in the older patient with epilepsy.},
  author={Adi Cohen and Marcelo E. Lancman and Harriette R. Mogul and Sonja Marks and Karen Mae Smith},
  volume={52 8},
          70, 75-8, 81
The annual incidence of epileptic seizures rises dramatically after the age of 60. Risk factors associated with late-onset epilepsy include cerebrovascular disease, dementia, infection, trauma, and alcoholism. The dominant cause of seizures in older patients is a previous stroke, whereas a significant percentage of cases are attributed to the presence of a tumor. Normal aging is associated with an increased risk for fractures from trauma and osteoporosis. Antiepileptic medications may… CONTINUE READING