The relationship between seizures and strokes

17th January 2019

As you may already be aware, there is a common link between seizures and strokes. Both affect the brain and can influence emotions, mobility, communication, memory and behaviour in a person. This can make it much more difficult to recognise seizures in a person who has had a stroke. It’s also true that seizures can…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Caring for a baby when you have epilepsy

17th December 2018

Many new mothers and fathers who have epilepsy will be anxious about how their epilepsy will affect their ability to care for a baby. Let us assure you that there are many new parents out there who are facing the same issues successfully. There is no reason that you can’t be as involved as any…

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Developing epilepsy later on in life

13th December 2018

Epilepsy can be developed at any stage of life, however, it’s most common that it will be developed in later life, which is classed as those over the age of 65. In fact, as many as 1 in 4 of the newly diagnosed will fall into the over 65’s category. If you think you may…

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Epilepsy care during pregnancy

11th December 2018

Whether you have made the decision to start trying for a baby or have an unplanned pregnancy, there are a few things that women with epilepsy should be aware of. Although most women who have epilepsy will have a healthy and natural pregnancy, there is a slightly higher risk of developmental issues and birth defects.…

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Types of epilepsy alert devices and monitors

27th November 2018

Nowadays there are a variety of devices to may help make life safer for for people with epilepsy. Seizures are often unexpected and can present very clear dangers, many of these devices are aimed at detecting seizures and alerting others who can come to your aid. The type of device best suited to you may…

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Sexual dysfunction in men with epilepsy

16th November 2018

Most men with epilepsy will have completely normal sex lives, however, there are those who experience a variety of negative effects. It must also be stressed that any man can have problems relating to sex, but research suggests that a higher percentage of men with epilepsy may experience one or more of the problems we…

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