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.
In our recent blog post we discussed common and uncommon triggers for epilepsy, however, one of the rarer triggers is the action of brushing the teeth - toothbrush epilepsy. It’s exactly as it sounds, seizures triggered by the simple act of brushing your teeth. It was an Australian research team who first described the possibility…Read more
A trigger is something that often causes a person with epilepsy to have a seizure. This can vary from person to person and there are many things that may act as a trigger for a person with epilepsy. Part of learning to live with epilepsy is to figure out what things may trigger seizures in…Read more
For most people, the bathroom might not seem a particularly dangerous place, however, for those with epilepsy it can be extremely hazardous. It’s essential the precautions are taken to ensure people with epilepsy remain safe whilst using bathroom facilities, especially whilst bathing. If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with epilepsy then…Read more
Category: Living with Epilepsy
Epilepsy seizures are caused by electrical disturbances in the brain. There are various types of epilepsy seizures, a sudden burst of electrical activity that arises in the brain, it depends which part of the brain the seizure arises from as to how the seizure presents itself. Anybody can have a single seizure, however this is…Read more
On the 24th March 2018, The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has banned prescriptions for medicines that contain sodium valproate for women who could potentially become pregnant. These medicines are often used to treat epilepsy and are more commonly known by their brand names, which include Epilim, Epilim Chrono, Epilim Chronosphere MR, Episenta…Read more
Service dogs are amazing creatures that are able to perform various duties to help people who have disabilities. Many people are often surprised to find that there are service dogs for people with epilepsy too! However, what many people are unsure of is how effective these dogs are and how they can help in the…Read more