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 are a variety of treatments for epilepsy, the effectiveness of each one varies from person to person. Many people with epilepsy are able to control their seizures using conventional medication, however, for others it may not be possible. When this happens it may become necessary to seek complementary forms of treatment, one of which…Read more
If you’re a regular gym user or someone who’s looking to sign up for a membership for the first time you might be wondering how your epilepsy could affect you. The good news is that there’s no reason your epilepsy should hold you back in your pursuit of fitness, you might just have to take…Read more
At some stage in your life, you may find yourself in a situation where someone is having a seizure. At National Epilepsy Training, we think it’s so important that people know what to do in this situation and how they can confidently help the person who is having the seizure. In this post, you will…Read more
Swimming and water sports, in general, carry an inherent risk for people with epilepsy due to the danger of having a seizure in the water. Some may even choose to avoid the water altogether, however, with some preparation and making a few safety modifications there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to swim. Here are…Read more
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