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.
Epilepsy is more common than most people would think. In fact, if you look into any field you will almost always find people who have epilepsy, even amongst the famous. Epilepsy has affected people for millennia so it’s not surprising to find out that many of the most famous people throughout history had epilepsy. Similarly,…Read more
There is no way to know for certain how long epilepsy and seizures have been prevalent due to the fact that there are accounts of seizures in the earliest records we have throughout history. Epilepsy has a long and storied history, throughout which it has often been misunderstood and misdiagnosed. It’s only now looking back…Read more
There are many causes for epilepsy, ranging from head trauma and injury, to strokes and infections. Whilst late onset epilepsy has increased over the last decades, there are still between 32% and 48% of cases where the cause remains uncertain or completely unknown. There is still much to learn about epilepsy and its causes and…Read more
A common question that we get asked at National Epilepsy Training is ‘which type of doctor treats epilepsy?’. It’s a simple enough question, but the answer is slightly more complicated than you might expect. Whilst a neurologist would be the most typical answer you might receive, epilepsy is actually managed by a care team made…Read more
Diagnosing epilepsy can be a complex task. As a parent, or a caregiver, you may find yourself having concerns about whether or not your child does have epilepsy. Recognising seizures in babies and infants can be particularly difficult as they cannot communicate with you. The first thing to note is that there isn’t any singular…Read more
For most people with epilepsy, seizures will last for less than 5 minutes or even seconds and will stop by themselves with no need for intervention. However, in some cases, seizures can continue for much longer without ceasing or a person can experience one seizure after another with no time to recover in between. These…Read more