Are there any jobs off-limits to people with epilepsy?

22nd August 2019

Within reason, there are very few jobs that should be off-limits to people with epilepsy. An employer can not legally use your epilepsy as a reason to not give you a job. It is also important that employers are willing to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate you should they be needed.  There are however a…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

SUDEP and how the death of Cameron Boyce is raising awareness

19th August 2019

In July 2019, young actor, Cameron Boyce tragically died in his sleep as a result of SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy). Cameron was known for his roles in a number of Hollywood films and TV shows, including Grown Ups, Descendants and Jessie.  Of course, within the epilepsy community SUDEP is not new. However, the…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy, Syndromes

Epilepsy in school

30th July 2019

It’s crucial that children with epilepsy have unrestricted access to an education and quite often this might mean that some adjustments need to be made within the school. It may be that special considerations need to be made to ensure the child’s safety whilst they are in school.  School can be a stressful time for…

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Category: Education, Living with Epilepsy

Does more need to be done to safeguard people with photosensitive epilepsy online?

5th June 2019

There are approximately 20,000 people in the UK who have photosensitive epilepsy. At present, there are guidelines on warnings for films and TV to warn those who may be affected by flashing images. However, there have been recent calls that the government needs to do more to safeguard people who are watching videos online. There…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy, Seizures

Is fasting dangerous for a person with epilepsy?

16th April 2019

Next month marks the start of Ramadan, which begins on the 5th of May and ends on the 4th of June. During this time, Muslim’s from around the world fast for a month to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran. Those observing the tradition will abstain from food and drink during the hours that…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Anxiety and Epilepsy

14th March 2019

Feeling anxious is an emotion that many people will be familiar with, it’s most commonly felt when we find ourselves in a challenging or threatening situation. An evolutionary trait that kicks in our fight or flight reflex and survival instincts. It’s completely normal to feel anxious in these situations, however, should it develop into something…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy