Epilepsy and services for older people
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Epilepsy and services for older people

Sue Thomas RCN Policy and Practice Adviser, Disability and Chronic Disease

Although epilepsy can occur at any age, almost a quarter of people affected are over 60 years old. It is important for nurses working with older people to understand the full implications of a diagnosis of epilepsy, which can have a devastating effect on quality of life.

Nursing Older People. 14, 4, 23-29. doi: 10.7748/nop2002.06.14.4.23.c2213

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