‘Senior Moments’ or Seizures?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Dr. David LabinerIs it a “senior moment” – or a seizure? That is the question answered in a free talk, “New Onset Seizures Among Seniors,” by David Labiner, MD, head of the Department of Neurology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, on Wednesday, June 8, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Academy Village, 13701 E. Langtry Lane, Tucson.
 
The talk is open to the public and health-care providers. RSVP requested; contact the UA Department of Neurology, (520) 626-1986 or email jchong@email.arizona.edu
 
The symptoms of epilepsy among older people may be subtle and could be mis-attributed to the aging process. Symptoms include temporary confusion, staring spells, strange sensations, memory blanks and unaccountable loss of time.
Dr. Labiner is co-principal investigator for a four-year study at the UA of epilepsy in seniors. The study will measure the incidence of newly-diagnosed epilepsy seniors across ethnic groups in Southeastern Arizona and identify factors that predict clinical outcomes. The study is funded by a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An article with more information about the study is available on the website http://uanews.org/node/35127
 
For information about participating in the study, visit the website http://neurology.arizona.edu/epilepsy or call Jenny Chong, PhD, (520) 626-1986.