Preconception Planning for a Baby for People With Epilepsy

15th March 2022

One of the most common questions asked by people who have been diagnosed with epilepsy is “can you have a baby if you have epilepsy?”. The answer is that the vast majority of women who have epilepsy are able to have normal pregnancies and healthy babies.  Hopefully this is reassuring for anyone who has been…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

4 Assistive Technologies, Devices and Equipments to Aid Epilepsy Safety

8th March 2022

Living with epilepsy can be undoubtedly challenging. Remaining safe is a key component to life with epilepsy and it can be overwhelming to think about every day. Fortunately, there are a number of products, aids and technologies that are aimed at helping people with epilepsy.  Please note: Technologies included in this article are not always…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Stress and Epilepsy – Can Stress Trigger Seizures?

3rd March 2022

Stress is a relative term that can be different for each person. For some people, it can be as a result of emotional trauma, and for others it could be a tough week at work. Epilepsy and seizures can also affect each person differently. There are a lot of correlations between stress and seizure activity,…

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Category: Advice, Living with Epilepsy, Seizures

The Role of an Epilepsy Specialist Nurse

24th February 2022

Whether you’re a nurse or student who’s considering specialising a future in epilepsy, understanding what the role entails is important.  An incredibly rewarding role, epilepsy specialist nurses provide a key role in ensuring that people with epilepsy have consistent care. Working exclusively with adults and children who have epilepsy, they provide specialised care services and…

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Category: Advice, Education

Getting a Blue Badge With Epilepsy (And Other Benefits You Could Claim)

17th February 2022

Many people with epilepsy will often wonder about their right to claim certain benefits, including the blue badge scheme. The blue badge scheme was set up in the UK to help people with disabilities and enable them to park as close to their intended destination as possible.  Once a blue badge has been issued it…

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Category: Advice

4 Ways to Effectively Support Someone With Epilepsy

10th February 2022

Whether you’re a carer, partner, friend, teacher, employer, coworker or anyone else who has a person with epilepsy in their life, knowing how to support them is crucial. To support someone does not necessarily mean that you are their sole source of care, it may simply mean that you spend regular time with them and…

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Category: Advice, Living with Epilepsy