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Seizures and epilepsy in the elderly

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Published by Butterworth-Heinemann in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Epilepsy in old age.,
  • Convulsions in old age.,
  • Epilepsy -- in old age.,
  • Epilepsy -- therapy.,
  • Aging -- physiology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statement[edited by] A. James Rowan ; R. Eugene Ramsay.
    ContributionsRowan, A. J., Ramsay, Eugene.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC372 .S45 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 343 p. :
    Number of Pages343
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL990570M
    ISBN 100750696222
    LC Control Number96028927

    The etiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of seizures and epilepsy in older adults is discussed separately. (See "Seizures and epilepsy in older adults: Etiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis".) TERMINOLOGY. Seizures are episodes of transient neurologic change due to overexcited, hypersynchronous neuronal activity.   A seizure is a burst of electrical activity in your brain. A seizure may start in one part of your brain, or both sides may be affected. The seizure may last a few seconds or up to 5 minutes. A new-onset seizure is a seizure that happens for the first time. You have a higher risk for another seizure within the next 2 years. What causes a seizure?

    epilepsy,the most common type of epilepsy in the elderly, is often the result of localized cor-tical dysfunction. In many older patients, an underlying cause of seizure activity is clearly. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that happens when certain nerve cells in your brain misfire. It causes seizures, which can affect your behavior or the way you see things around you for a short time.

    Incidence of Seizure disorder increases after age 60 Incidence: Seizure s per , over 60 in U.S. Causes: Acute Symptomatic Seizure s (onset after age 60). Seizures from unknown causes are called idiopathic epilepsy. They usually happen in dogs between 6 months and 6 years old. They usually happen in dogs between 6 months and 6 years old. Although any dog can have a seizure, idiopathic epilepsy is more common in border collies, Australian shepherds, Labrador retrievers, beagles, Belgian Tervurens.


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Seizures and epilepsy in the elderly Download PDF EPUB FB2

[scald=sdl_editor_representation {"link":""}] The kind of seizure an older person may have depends on where the electrical disturbance takes place and how much of the brain is affected.

It's possible to have just one type of seizure, or more than one type. Generalized seizures happen when waves of electrical activity swamp the whole brain at once. These may produce convulsions (tonic. An interesting bog meant for person studying in seizures and epilepsy, but also can be used by patients, like me, who way back in was hit by the first seizure attack.

And them after much failure and un-knowledge by doctors here in Chiang Mai I have bought 17 books about seizures and epilepsy, besides the many other health and doctor books Cited by: 8. If an older adult is showing these signs, it is important for them to talk to a health care Seizures and epilepsy in the elderly book.

Most adults with epilepsy have good seizure control with medicines. 3 Epilepsy specialists can help older adults find the right treatment.

Find an epilepsy specialist near you at the Epilepsy Foundation website external icon. An elderly person suspected to have had new-onset seizures should ideally be referred to an epilepsy specialist for rapid assessment and initiation of treatment if indicated.

[ 8 ] Education of patients, carers and relatives about cause, cautions and treatment of : Dr Colin Tidy. There is a relatively high frequency of epilepsy in the elderly that is now being recognized.

1 While new-onset seizures are uncommon in geriatric patients, according to one study the three most common identifiable causes of acute symptomatic seizures in adults were alcohol withdrawal, strokes, and electrolyte disturbances. 2 Among all age.

The prevalence rate of epilepsy in community-dwelling elderly is % (Leppick & Birnbaum, ). Seizures may lead to early loss of independence, emergency department visits, falls, and/or status epilepticus.

The most common causes of seizure in the elderly are: acute stroke, metabolic encephalopathy, medications, dementia, head trauma, and. Types of seizures and epilepsy syndromes. Focal seizures are more common than generalized seizures in the elderly.

The clinical manifestations of focal seizures are different from those noted in younger adults [Table 1].An aura is less common and, if present, tends to. Globally, as populations age there will be challenges and opportunities to deliver optimal health care to senior citizens.

Epilepsy, a condition characterised by spontaneous recurrent seizures, is common in older adults (aged >65 years) and yet has received comparatively little attention in this age group. In this Review, we evaluate the underlying causes of epilepsy in older people, explore.

Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults with Epilepsy: Characterization and Risk Factor Analysis Determinants of Felt Stigma in Epilepsy Differential Impact of Contraceptive Methods on Seizures Varies by Antiepileptic Drug Category.

Introduction. Epilepsy is one of the most common diseases of the nervous system in the elderly, second to dementia and stroke.

1 Geriatric epilepsy includes pre-elderly (epilepsy continuing to old age stage, and new-onset epilepsy in the elderly. Epilepsy, especially late-onset epilepsy, significantly impacts the quality of life of older people and increases the health care. Introduction: Epilepsy treatment in older people requires specific consideration owing to more physical co-morbidities, the risk of drug-to-drug interactions through polypharmacy, and differences in pharmacodynamics and are many ‘newer’ antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) widely used for various seizure types and seizure disorders.

The award-winning Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood is the standard resource for parents in need of comprehensive medical information about their child with epilepsy. Now in its third edition, this highly praised book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in Reviews:   Elderly patients diagnosed with first unprovoked seizure have even higher rates of recurrence and a trend to developed epile especially in post-stroke patients Studies have shown that recurrence rates in elderly patients range from 40% to 90% after first seizure.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages: illustrations ; 25 cm: Contents: 1. Aging: The Challenge of Twenty-First Century Medicine / Robert N.

Butler Epidemiology of Seizures and Epilepsy in the Elderly / W. Allen Hauser Epileptogenesis and the Aging Brain / Marc A. Dichter and Leonard M.

Weinberger Renal and Hormonal Changes. “Moreover, if an older person develops a seizure, it can be a warning sign of a potential stroke later on,” Dr.

Alexopoulos says. He says about one-third of seizures in people over age 65 are. Prognosis in elderly with seizures and epilepsy The National General Practice Study of Epilepsy7 reported an 80% risk of seizure recurrence in older people at 52 weeks.

Remote symptomatic seizures carried a higher risk of recurrence (85%) at three years than acute symptomatic seizures (46%). Other studies have not found. Provoked Seizures: Provoked seizures is the result of abnormal electrical activity caused due to the withdrawal of drugs, alcohol, and other imbalances in the body such as low blood sugar.

In such cases, after the individual receives treatment, there is no re-occurrence of the problem. In such scenario, people do not possess epilepsy. Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder, the hallmark of which is unprovoked seizures. It affects people of all ages, though it’s more common among young children and older people.

Epilepsy, while being the most common serious neurological disorder in the elderly after stroke and dementia, often goes unrecognized, misdiagnosed, or neglected. Older people who experience head trauma are also around times more likely to develop post-traumatic epilepsy than their younger counterparts and up to 20% of epilepsy in the elderly may be attributable to head injury (Annegers et al., ; Bruns and Hauser, ).

There are many types of seizures and some have mild symptoms. Seizures fall into two main groups. Focal seizures, also called partial seizures, happen in just one part of the brain. Generalized seizures are a result of abnormal activity on both sides of the brain.

Most seizures last from 30 seconds to 2 minutes and do not cause lasting harm. Cerebrovascular disease is the most common condition leading to the development of epilepsy in older adults. 3,11 One study of elderly male veterans found that ischemic stroke was the.

Grivas A, Schramm J, Kral T, et al. Surgical treatment for refractory temporal lobe epilepsy in the elderly: seizure outcome and neuropsychological sequels compared with a younger cohort. Epilepsia ; Holt-Seitz A, Wirrell EC, Sundaram MB. Seizures in the elderly: etiology and prognosis.

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