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.
There has been much debate lately about the use of cannabinoid oils and their use in controlling seizures. Various studies have documented how effective it could be as a treatment for seizures and there is growing interest in its uses for controlling seizures for people with epilepsy. What are cannabinoid oils? Medical cannabinoid oils are…Read more
Guidelines state that all adults over the age of 18 with epilepsy should have, at the very least, a yearly review with a GP or epilepsy specialist. Those under 18 may require even more regular reviews and always with a specialist. What is a review? An epilepsy review is an opportunity for you to discuss…Read more
A ketogenic diet is a treatment option for children who have epilepsy that is often used when seizures cannot be reduced or stopped completely through the use of epilepsy medication. It’s often used for epilepsy that is hard to control with anti-convulsive medication. There are still some aspects of the treatment that are unknown or…Read more
If you or one of your loved ones has been recently diagnosed with epilepsy, you may be worried and quite rightly have some questions. The first thing you should know is not to panic, most people who are diagnosed with epilepsy are able to carry on leading the life they lead beforehand, but often with…Read more
Many parents are quite rightly concerned with how their child is looked after at school once they have been diagnosed with epilepsy. In most cases, children with epilepsy will need very little support if their epilepsy is under control with medicine. However, a growing issue is that many schools and places of education are underprepared…Read more
If you are an employer and you employ someone or are considering employing someone with epilepsy then you need to be aware of how their epilepsy might affect their work. If you already employ someone with epilepsy, the first step is to talk to your employee and make sure you are fully informed about their…Read more
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