Category: "Epilepsy in seniors"

3.3 million children lose Medicaid coverage

3.3 million children lose Medicaid coverage

So far this year, there are at least 3.5 million fewer children on Medicaid rolls compared to last year. Nina Serdiuk recalls the stressful moments when she found out her 14-year-old son Matvii had lost his Medicaid enrollment. With his medical condition, it is impossible for him to be without doctors and without insurance. “Without any explanation […]

Is Epilepsy a Risk Factor for Poor COVID-19 Outcomes in Older Patients?

Is Epilepsy a Risk Factor for Poor COVID-19 Outcomes in Older Patients?

Epilepsy was associated with higher in-hospital mortality, longer length of stay, and worse discharge dispositions among older adults with COVID-19. Older adults with comorbid epilepsy and COVID-19 infection demonstrated poorer outcomes compared to individuals without epilepsy. This suggests that pre-existing neurologic conditions, such as epilepsy, may be risk factors for worse COVID-19 outcomes among older […]

Research uncovers potential treatment target for rare, genetic type of epilepsy

Research uncovers potential treatment target for rare, genetic type of epilepsy

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, UCL and MSD have identified a potential treatment target for a genetic type of epilepsy. Developmental and epileptic encephalopathies are rare types of epilepsy which start in early childhood. One of the most common types of genetic epilepsy, CDKL5 deficiency disorder (CDD), causes seizures and impaired development. Children are […]

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! Here’s how you can get involved

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! Here’s how you can get involved

November is here, and it’s not just a month for autumn leaves and Thanksgiving, it’s also a time to raise awareness about epilepsy. Epilepsy Awareness Month is dedicated to dispelling myths, fostering understanding, and supporting those living with this neurological disorder. It is a chronic condition characterised by recurrent seizures, which are sudden, uncontrolled electrical […]

What if seizures could be predicted?

What if seizures could be predicted?

New research would provide a measure of safety and security for those with epilepsy – and give parents of young children peace of mind.   It happened without warning. Vanessa Vazquez’s son, Max Lucca, was at the kitchen table doing homework after school. He stood up to sharpen a pencil. Then, suddenly he began shaking […]

Diagnosing, treating and managing epilepsy

Diagnosing, treating and managing epilepsy

It’s estimated that about 3.4 million people in the United States have active epilepsy, and that about 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. That’s why it’s important to understand the condition, including treatment and management options, and when to seek medical care for yourself or someone else. What […]

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