Most people’s understanding of epilepsy begins and ends with one word: seizure. But for people living with the condition, those close to them and even the general public, there’s a lot more to consider. With that in mind, we’ve developed this section with tips, information and helpful advice about some important topics.
Types of Seizures
Knowledge is power, but nowhere is that more true than when you or someone you know is experiencing a seizure. It’s important to know the differences between seizures to ensure you can help provide the necessary care and support.
Seizure First Aid
Do you know what to do if someone close to you is experiencing a seizure? Since not all seizures look the same, would you even be able to recognize one if you saw it? Everyone close to someone living with epilepsy should have a full understanding of seizure first aid.
While the majority of people with epilepsy live completely normal lives, there are a few things that should absolutely be considered when it comes to home safety, water safety and driving with epilepsy.
Epilepsy in the Workplace
Should you tell your current or prospective employer about what happened in Vegas? Probably not. Should you tell them about having epilepsy? Well, it’s complicated – but we’ve got some tips and info that can help.
Is It Epilepsy or A Seizure Disorder?
Is there a difference? Some people claim they don’t have epilepsy, and instead have a seizure disorder. Is that possible? Let’s get to the bottom of it once and for all.
Yes, it’s true that epilepsy is generally not life threatening. Yes, it’s also true that “Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy” is also a risk. It’s time we talk about SUDEP.