Why it’s a good idea to keep a seizure diary

11th June 2018

A seizure diary is a way to record details and information about your epilepsy. Many may think they don’t need one, but a seizure diary can be an incredibly useful way to get a better overview of a person’s epilepsy stretching back weeks, months and years. Even people with really good memories are likely to…

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Category: Seizures

Toothbrush epilepsy – how brushing your teeth can trigger a seizure

24th May 2018

In our recent blog post we discussed common and uncommon triggers for epilepsy, however, one of the rarer triggers is the action of brushing the teeth - toothbrush epilepsy. It’s exactly as it sounds, seizures triggered by the simple act of brushing your teeth. It was an Australian research team who first described the possibility…

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Category: Seizures

Some common and uncommon triggers for epilepsy seizures

16th May 2018

A trigger is something that often causes a person with epilepsy to have a seizure. This can vary from person to person and there are many things that may act as a trigger for a person with epilepsy. Part of learning to live with epilepsy is to figure out what things may trigger seizures in…

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Types of epilepsy seizures

3rd May 2018

Epilepsy seizures are caused by electrical disturbances in the brain. There are various types of epilepsy seizures, a sudden burst of electrical activity that arises in the brain, it depends which part of the brain the seizure arises from as to how the seizure presents itself. Anybody can have a single seizure, however this is…

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Can dogs accurately predict seizures in people with epilepsy?

25th April 2018

Service dogs are amazing creatures that are able to perform various duties to help people who have disabilities. Many people are often surprised to find that there are service dogs for people with epilepsy too! However, what many people are unsure of is how effective these dogs are and how they can help in the…

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Category: Seizures

First aid advice – What to do when someone is having a seizure

26th March 2018

At some stage in your life, you may find yourself in a situation where someone is having a seizure. At National Epilepsy Training, we think it’s so important that people know what to do in this situation and how they can confidently help the person who is having the seizure. In this post, you will…

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Category: Seizures