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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Childhood Absence Epilepsy (CAE)

19th November 2018

Childhood Absence Epilepsy (CAE) is an epilepsy syndrome that often starts during early childhood between the ages of 4 and 7. It’s very rare for this particular epilepsy syndrome to start any earlier or later than these ages, although not entirely impossible. The syndrome is considered to be slightly more common in girls than boys.…

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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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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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