First of all – rest assured that you are not alone. While epilepsy often develops during childhood, people over 65 years of age actually have the highest incidence of seizures/epilepsy of any age, accounting for almost a quarter of cases of new onset epilepsy in New Zealand.
Due to our aging population, there is an increasing number of older adults living with epilepsy. Therefore, it is important for everyone to understand the particular effects of epilepsy in the later years, to ensure age-appropriate care and support.
The Epilepsy in the Later Years guide provides information people living with epilepsy in their later years.