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Epilepsy in the elderly media briefing

  • People over 65 are the fastest-growing group in America to develop epilepsy, the most common brain disorder in the world.

  • While commonly thought to affect primarily younger people, epilepsy is twice as likely to strike those 65 and older.

  • Symptoms of epilepsy can be difficult to recognize in the elderly and can include unusual sounds, blurred vision, or sudden anxiety.

  • Treating epilepsy in the elderly population can be difficult, due to age-related issues such as the potential risk of drug-drug interactions.

  • The National Council on the Aging and the Epilepsy Foundation have joined together to raise awareness of epilepsy in the elderly.

WHO: The National Council on the Aging and the Epilepsy Foundation

WHAT: A panel discussion about the often-ignored issue of epilepsy in the elderly and new research being presented at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 9, 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Hynes Convention Center, Room 207 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

Call-in Number: 888-339-2688 Passcode: 68268110

Hot breakfast will be served

RSVP: Carlisle Campbell, carlisle.campbell@ketchum.com; 646-935-4054


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5-Dec-2003


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