Increased Risk of Epilepsy in Older Adults and the Growing Population: Alice Lam, MD, PhD


The assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School spoke about the high risk of epilepsy for the older population at the 2022 AES annual meeting. [WATCH TIME: 1 minute]

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“I think it's really important that when we're doing patient-oriented research, we're thinking about the patients and their needs, and what's important to them, and trying to focus our research on those things.”

Patient-oriented research is critical to understanding more about how different types of patients react to treatments and allows there to be a more personalized approach to care. In epilepsy, more research that centers around patients as clinicians is needed, and can help learn more about the brain disorder through a different perspective.

Alice Lam, MD, PhD, gave a talk in about focusing on patient-oriented research with understanding epilepsy in a symposium at the 2022 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, held December 2 to 6, in Nashville, Tennessee.1 In the session, she spoke on the importance of patient-oriented research in epilepsy and gave examples of opportunities where patient-centered research may be considered by clinicians.

Lam, assistant professor of neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, recently sat down with NeurologyLive® at the 2022 AES meeting and spoke about the current research understudied in epilepsy. She also mentioned possible public health situations in the next few decades and the link with epilepsy.

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 1. Lam A, Joesphson C. Advancing Epilepsy Care and Understanding Through Patient-oriented Research. Presented at: AES Annual Meeting; December 2-6, 2022; Nashville, TN, and virtual. Susan Spencer Symposium.

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