Seniors and Seizures

The most rapidly growing population group with epilepsy is older adults!

 

By 75 years of age, 3% of the population can be expected to have been diagnosed with epilepsy and 10% will have experienced some type of seizure!

 

That is why the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee is offering caregivers a free educational training titled "Seniors and Seizures."

 

This hour training will teach participants the following:

 

What is epilepsy?

Myths/truths about epilepsy

Common causes of epilepsy

Different seizure types

Common types of seizures in older adults

Basic first aid for each seizure

When a seizure is an emergency

 

This training is developed with grant support from the Center for Disease Control* and is absolutely free. We conduct this training in area nursing homes, assistant livings and we will be periodically offering it to home caregivers of seniors at various local meeting places. Check back for particular dates and times.

 

If you would like to schedule a training with our educator, please give us a call at (423) 634-1772.

 

 

(Grant # U58 DP000606-02. Contents of this training are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.)

Caring for the Elderly

 

Thank you to the following communities that have hosted a training session!

 

Laurelbrook Nursing Home

 

Alexian Bros. Signal Mtn.

 

Signal Centers

 

Life Care Centers of East Ridge

 

Spring City Rehabilitation

 

Regency Home

 

Consulate Health Care

 

Alexian Brothers PACE program

 

Southern Oaks Assisted Living