Epilepsy and Seizures in Older Adults

Epilepsy Older Adults

Epilepsy is a broad term used for a brain disorder that causes seizures. In the United States, 2.4 million adults aged 18 years or older have active epilepsy.1,2 About 1% of adults 65 years of age and older have active epilepsy, which is about 447,000 people.1,2 That's about the size of Corpus Christi, TX.

With the aging of the population, we can expect to see greater numbers of people with epilepsy.