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Aug 16, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Epilepsy Toronto looking for seniors experiencing seizures

York Guardian

Are you a senior who has experienced seizures?

Epilepsy Toronto wants to hear from you.

The support agency is launching a new project aimed at supporting the growing number of adults 55+ who live with epilepsy or who have had seizures as a first step toward identifying the population’s needs and developing programs to support them.

“We want to hear from seniors who have experience with seizures,” Andrea Lagios, Epilepsy Toronto’s diversity outreach co-ordinator said in a statement. “It’s incredibly important that we hear from older adults living with epilepsy, especially people who started having seizures later in life, so that we can start to develop the programs now that will meet their needs in the future.”

If you’re a senior who has had at least one seizure, contact Epilepsy Toronto to share your story at 416-964-9095 or email Andrea Lagios at andrea@epilepsytoronto.org

One in 100 Canadians live with epilepsy. It is the third most-common brain condition affecting older adults, Epilepsy Toronto reports.

Strokes and Alzheimer’s disease are among the many causes of epilepsy. Seizures can easily be mistaken for dementia, making epilepsy difficult to diagnose among seniors, Epilepsy Toronto stated.

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