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Epilepsy in later life - A good practice guide

Guideline for the diagnosis and management of epilepsy in later life

Epilepsy guide for teacher

Falls, faints and funny turns are all common reasons for older people to present to primary care, A&E, acute medical teams, elderly medicine, neurology and cardiology services. Some of these people have epilepsy.

Epilepsy can be a difficult diagnosis to make with certainty. There are dangers of missing the diagnosis or of making the diagnosis incorrectly.

This guide focuses on key steps in the differential diagnosis of a patient with possible epilepsy, key features of the specific treatment of established epilepsy and a basic strategy for care for older people presenting with symptoms that could be due to epilepsy.

Download the pdf.