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Seniors & Seizures: A Training Program for Caregivers and Senior-Serving Organizations

Epilepsy is not always the first possibility that comes to mind when an older adult has a seizure or related episode. Its clinical presentation can resemble other conditions that are common in the older population, such as stroke, head injury, brain tumors, brain surgery, serious infections, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, chronic alcoholism, toxic/metabolic disturbances, Alzheimer’s disease, or dementia.

Seniors and Seizures Training

The Epilepsy Foundation’s Seniors & Seizures Training is designed to provide caregivers and staff of adult day care centers, senior centers, long-term facilities, nursing homes, and other senior-serving organizations with strategies to better recognize and respond to seizures among older adults.

Participants can:

  • Receive FREE Seniors & Seizures Training in-person
  • Receive FREE Seniors & Seizures Training online (NEW)

Upon completing the training, participants will be able to

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of epilepsy and how it affects the older population
  • Identify, recognize, and respond to different types of seizures in older adults

Find a local Epilepsy Foundation near you to request Seniors & Seizures Training.

Access the new online certification training.

For additional information, e-mail our program manager or call 1-800-332-1000.

This program is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under cooperative grant agreement number 1 NU58DP006256-01-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.

“Continuing education for this activity is pending. See final announcement for details.”