Anyone can get epilepsy at any point in their life. Over 1 % of Finns with epilepsy are over 65-year-old, which is more than other younger age groups.
For some, epilepsy has been present since childhood. Some get ill at older age. The reasons for epilepsy can be common disorders in the brain, such as cerebrovascular diseases, brain tumors and degenerative diseases of the brain. The cause of epilepsy is not always found.