The relationship between seizures and strokes

17th January 2019

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…

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Alcohol and Epilepsy

14th January 2019

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…

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Hemiplegia in children with epilepsy

17th December 2018

Hemiplegia, much like epilepsy, is a neurological condition that’s caused by damage to the brain. A child can be born with this damage, or it can be developed after a stroke, accident or perhaps a tumour, which is known as ‘acquired hemiplegia’. It is caused by damage to one hemisphere of the brain and 1…

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Caring for a baby when you have epilepsy

17th December 2018

Many new mothers and fathers who have epilepsy will be anxious about how their epilepsy will affect their ability to care for a baby. Let us assure you that there are many new parents out there who are facing the same issues successfully. There is no reason that you can’t be as involved as any…

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Developing epilepsy later on in life

13th December 2018

Epilepsy can be developed at any stage of life, however, it’s most common that it will be developed in later life, which is classed as those over the age of 65. In fact, as many as 1 in 4 of the newly diagnosed will fall into the over 65’s category. If you think you may…

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Epilepsy care during pregnancy

11th December 2018

Whether you have made the decision to start trying for a baby or have an unplanned pregnancy, there are a few things that women with epilepsy should be aware of. Although most women who have epilepsy will have a healthy and natural pregnancy, there is a slightly higher risk of developmental issues and birth defects.…

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