This year National Epilepsy Week takes place from 19th – 25th May 2013!

In 2012, Epilepsy Action celebrated the achievements of people with epilepsy and they wanted to set up an on-line record.  Achievements ranged from remaining seizure-free for one day to climbing Mount Everest!  Two of Epilepsy Action’s objectives are to raise awareness in their target audience about epilepsy and about their work, and to bring about permanent change for the social and medical benefit of people with epilepsy.

What is epilepsy? Has a cure of epilepsy been found? Epilepsy is tendency to have recurrent seizures, or fits.  So what causes a seizure?  A sudden burst of excess electrical activity in the brain, which causes temporary disruption in the normal message passing between brain cells.  There are many different types of seizure.  What you experience during a seizure depends on where in the brain the epileptic activity begins.

Epilepsy Action wants to make sure everyone with the condition has what they need to make the best decisions about their own individual lifestyle.

For more information about National Epilepsy Week visit the Epilepsy Action website.

Show your support for this great cause and with your help, epilepsy sufferers will have a better chance of a comfortable, happier life.

On the Epilepsy Action website they have a Myth or Fact Quiz. If you think you know about epilepsy? take their Myth or Fact quiz, designed specially for National Epilepsy Week.  The quiz covers areas and common misconceptions in areas like driving, photosensitive epilepsy, types of seizures, beauty treatments, swimming, babies and epilepsy, causes of epilepsy, what to do when someone has a seizure, having children, brainstorming, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

We at Home Care Direct would love to hear about anything you are doing during National Epilepsy Week to help raise awareness of epilepsy.  So please get in touch with us here.