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  • Epilepsy is a common condition of the brain in which a person experiences recurrent unprovoked seizures. 
  • Epilepsy most commonly begins in childhood or in older adulthood, although it can begin at any age.
  • People over 65 years of age have the highest incidence of epilepsy of any age, accounting for almost a quarter of cases of new onset epilepsy. 
  • Due to our aging population, there is an increasing number of older adults with epilepsy.

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Reviewed on: 11-01-2022