Epilepsy and Safety

Balancing life’s risks against its rewards: Some say it is the key to living well. Having epilepsy may increase life’s risks, at least for some. Should you be taking special safety precautions? A lot depends on the kind of seizures you have, how often they happen, and...

Safety Precautions

If you or your child have been diagnosed with epilepsy, you may be thinking about the environment you live, work and play in and how to make it a little bit safer. While you cannot predict and plan for every possible situation there are steps you can take to help...

First Aid Procedures

Everyone should know how to respond correctly when someone has a seizure. Your skills will make a difference when you are able to respond appropriately. If you have epilepsy, make sure the people around you know how to help you if you have a seizure. This provides...

Call an Ambulance

Most seizures will only last 1-3 minutes and will resolve on their own. An ambulance should only be called in the following circumstances: The seizure lasts more than 5 minutes. Another seizure occurs immediately after the first without full recovery in between. It is...