Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

Adult Onset Epilepsy: Does Aging Affect Seizures?

More than 570,000 people who are 65 years or older have epilepsy, and adults are the fastest growth group for this disorder. Research from Jacqueline A. French, MD (neurologist at ...

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Silent and Hidden: Alzheimer's Seizures

It was more than a decade ago that researchers discovered that mice who had Alzheimer’s disease could also suffer from symptomless, silent seizures. After the researchers ...

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A Thief in the Night: Hypermotor Seizures

It starts with a scream and is followed by loud shouts, swearing, violent thrashing, bizarre body movements, and fearful expressions. Our entire family jolts awake, but we know ...

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Is Cognitive Functioning in Preschool Children Impaired by Febrile Seizures?

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No Laughing Matter: Gelastic Seizures

    Gelastic seizures are marked by sudden outbursts of emotion, most often laughter. Gelastic epilepsy is rare with only one in 1,000 children in epilepsy having this particular ...

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What Seizures are Most Common Based on Age of Patient?

Even though almost three million people in the U.S. suffer from seizures, there is still relatively little known about all of the different types of epilepsy. In fact, many people ...

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Similarities between Vasovagal Syncope (Fainting Spells) and Epilepsy

Epileptic seizures are due to the misfiring of electrical impulses in the brain. This neurological disorder can result in convulsions, loss of consciousness, and limited motor ...

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Lost In Space: Complex Partial Seizures In Adults

What are Complex Partial Seizures?       Complex partial seizures are the most common type of seizure for adults, although children experience them too. They often begin with an ...

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Do Absence Seizures Affect the Whole Brain?

Until recently, it was believed that the loss of awareness that would occur during absence seizures was localized in certain areas of the brain. A new study has shown that this is ...

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How Do Tonic Seizures and Atonic Seizures Differ?

Those who have family members or friends who suffer from atonic and/or tonic seizures, and even those who were recently diagnosed with seizures might still struggle trying to ...

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