The importance of care planning

7th November 2018

According to the National Institute of Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline, all people with epilepsy should have a regular, updated and comprehensive care plan. A care plan is much more than a document detailing a person’s epilepsy, it’s also a roadmap to where the person wants to be and a shared strategy for how best…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Transport help for people with epilepsy

4th October 2018

Transport can be a major issue for people with epilepsy, especially if seizures prevent them from holding a valid driving licence. In the current day, regularly using public transport can be just as expensive as owning and running a car. The price of bus and train fare has continued to rise, as has the cost…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Suicide risks in people with epilepsy

19th September 2018

We recently wrote a post detailing how people with epilepsy are more likely to experience depression. As a result of this, and other factors, this also means that people with epilepsy are also a higher risk of suicide. Epilepsy can affect a person’s health and wellbeing and it’s important that mental health is also monitored.…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Contraception and Epilepsy

7th August 2018

Living with epilepsy can impact a number of areas in a person's life, one of these that everyone should know about are the types of contraception you may or may not be able to use. It’s a complicated subject that relies on the type of treatment and medication the person is using. Types of contraception…

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Epilepsy and depression

16th July 2018

Depression is a common mood disorder that is especially prevalent for some people with epilepsy. Overall, 1 in 5 people will be affected by depression and 30-35% of those with epilepsy will experience depression at some time. Of course, everyone feels low from time to time, which in itself is not a diagnosis of depression.…

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How epilepsy can affect memory

11th July 2018

Many people with epilepsy will report that memory can be a key issue. This can be due to a variety of reasons; various types of seizures, side effects of medications or the effects of epilepsy surgery are three potential causes. Sometimes it may be a consequence of seizure activity itself. It’s not uncommon for this…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy