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Downloadable factsheets


After a first seizure (PDF 658KB) - Anyone can have a single seizure at some point in their life. For some people this can be a frightening and upsetting event.

Carers (PDF 680KB) - Being a carer for someone with epilepsy: what help is available and organisations that can help.

Complementary therapies (PDF 735KB) - Information about therapies that may help to promote wellbeing.

Childhood epilepsy syndromes (PDF 735KB) - An overview and details of some specific epilepsy syndromes.

Claiming benefits (PDF 693KB) - Some of the benefits you may be eligible to apply for, depending on how your epilepsy affects you, and your financial situation.

Diet and nutrition (PDF 671KB) - Tips for helping you to follow a balanced diet and stay healthy.

Driving regulations quick guide (PDF 691KB) - Driving regulations for Group 1 driving licences (cars, motorcycles and mopeds) and includes a flow chart to help you find out how the regulations apply to you.

Epilepsy Care Pathway (657 PDFKB) - A clear care pathway to show you what to do from the first seizure to referrals and reviews.

Epilepsy surgery (PDF 676KB) What epilepsy surgery involves, who can have surgery and pre-surgical tests.

Exercise (PDF 652KB) - How exercise can help relieve stress levels and improve overall health.

Facts about epilepsy (PDF 737KB) - A list of facts and statistics about epilepsy.

Finding support (PDF 873KB) - Sources of help and support.

Generic and branded ASMs (PDF 655KB) - How to get the same version of your ASMs with each prescription.

Ketogenic diet (PDF 746KB) - Information about a medical dietary treatment for some people with hard to control epilepsy.

Learning disability (PDF 980KB) - Why and how often learning disabilities happen alongside epilepsy, and issues around behaviour.

Links between epilepsy and mood (PDF 787KB) - Potential links between epilepsy and mood

Making the most of your pharmacist (PDF 653KB) - How your pharmacist can help you with your epilepsy.

Monitoring epilepsy (PDF 681KB) - Details about therapeutic drug monitoring.

NICE guidelines on AEDs (PDF 630KB) - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance on the treatment and management of epilepsy.

Parenting with epilepsy (PDF 645KB) - If your seizures (or your partner’s) are controlled, then epilepsy may not affect how you look after your child. However, parents who have seizures may find taking extra safety measures helpful. This depends on the type of seizures and the activity involved. 

Photosensitive epilepsy (PDF 664KB)- Possible triggers for photosensitive epilepsy and ways to avoid triggers - What can be useful to know about someone's epilepsy and seizures.

Recording seizures (PDF 655KB) - Information to help a doctor to confirm a diagnosis or identify the type of seizures someone is having.

Recovery position (PDF 1,921KB) - How to put somebody in the recovery position after their seizure has stopped.

Relationships and sex (PDF 677KB) - How epilepsy can affect your relationships.

Sleep (PDF 652KB) - Information on the complex relationship between epilepsy and sleep.

SUDEP (PDF 998KB) - Information on SUDEP, as well as the risk factors and how to reduce your risk.

Travel and Holidays (PDF 690KB) - some ideas to consider if you are planning to travel.

VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulation) therapy (PDF 649KB) - How VNS therapy works, who it may help and side effects.

 What help is available? (PDF 745KB) - Details of free prescriptions, benefits, travel costs, and help from social services and for carers.

Yellow card scheme (PDF 669KB) - How to report side effects not listed on the patient information leaflet that comes with your medication.

Your appointment or review (PDF 644KB) - Suggested topics that you may want to cover in your epilepsy review with your GP or neurologist.


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