National Epilepsy Week
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This week is the National Epilepsy Week. To raise awareness the Young Epilepsy and Epilepsy Society in association with River Island launched the campaign 'Everyone Knows Someone'.
* Everyone knows someone with epilepsy.
* Around 1 in 100 people have epilepsy in the UK.
* There are over 40 different types of seizure.
* What seizure look like can vary.
* Not all seizures involve convulsions.
* Some people are concious during their seizures.
* It can be really useful to have a description of what happened from someone who saw their seizure to help with diagnosis.
* 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every day.
* Over a third of people with epilepsy have seizures which aren't controlled by medication.
* Over 600,000 people in UK have epilepsy.
How do you raise awareness this week? Is there something interesting going on near you?
Hi, l have epilepsy seizures which are grand mal and petit mal. I am on regular medication. i also lost one of my brother on epileptic seizure age of 32. Which was very traumatic times for the family as l now. I had my first seizure when l was 28 years old.
Hi, I'm interested in this subject (Epilepsy) because I have a family member who suffers with an Epileptic Tendency. She takes AED's to combat the possibility of having a seizure. Would be interesting to find out how others cope with Epilepsy; and manage a full and active life-style.
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