Resources for Seniors

Resources for Seniors

According to the CDC, out of the three million adults that have active epilepsy, one million are over the age of fifty-five. With the challenges that many with epilepsy face in the healthcare system, making sure that seniors have access to proper healthcare is essential. 

At The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation, we advocate for everyone and see first hand the importance of everyone with epilepsy being treated fairly in our healthcare system. 

As people with epilepsy become older, they are at higher risk for conditions such as stroke, head trauma, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain tumors. Knowing the complications these conditions cause, it is essential that we provide families and individuals with the proper information and resources to make sure proper care is given. It is also important for families to understand the importance of advocacy and to know how to advocate for an elderly loved one. 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2023). Epilepsy and Seizures in Older Adults. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from: is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.  

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