The advice centre is our online resource for free information and advice on epilepsy and our other services. Our blog posts cover a wide range of topics and provide valuable knowledge that our clients and others may find useful.
Startle epilepsy (or startle-induced seizures) is a type of reflex epilepsy whereby a seizure is caused by a sudden and unexpected stimulus. This could be a wide variety of things, and it often varies from person to person. Some people with epilepsy may be particularly sensitive to one type of stimulus. Startle epilepsy is very…Read more
Dravet syndrome, also known as severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SME), is a very rare childhood epilepsy syndrome. It affects as few as 1 in 500 children with epilepsy and most commonly starts with seizures that are very similar in character to that of febrile convulsions. Although this syndrome may develop from as young as…Read more
As you may already be aware, there is a common link between seizures and strokes. Both affect the brain and can influence emotions, mobility, communication, memory and behaviour in a person. This can make it much more difficult to recognise seizures in a person who has had a stroke. It’s also true that seizures can…Read more
If you have been recently diagnosed with epilepsy, you might wonder how safe it is to drink alcohol. One of the chief concerns is whether alcohol can increase the risk of seizures and how it might react with the medication you have been prescribed. Please note, the information in this post is general and you…Read more