The incidence of seizures increases after the age of 50 years. With the increased life expectancy, seizures in older adults represents an emerging and important public health concern. Although cerebrovascular disease contributes to some cases, the etiology of these seizures in most patients is large known. Metabolic factors are likely to contribute to risk in some patients as diet changes can reduce the frequency of seizures for some. Epigenetic or genetic factors may also contribute to risk.
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