For most people with epilepsy, the goal is to live a full and active life with minimal restrictions and to know that, should a situation arise where help is urgently needed, it can be reached easily and without fail.
To help you achieve those goals we have listed 5 top tips for safe daily living with epilepsy below:
Keep a log of seizures after they occur to see if you can recognise and triggers, trends or common themes that might contribute to your seizures. By doing so, you will know what activities and triggers to avoid, thereby reducing the instances of seizures.
Sleep deprivation is a well known cause of seizures, so be sure to get plenty of good quality sleep regularly.
Be sure to build strong relationships with your health care team including your doctor, your pharmacist, your telecare health solutions team and any carers. Be sure to speak up and let them know how you are feeling and what you need from them. Your care is a two way partnership and you are in the drivers seat!
Alcohol can interfere with your medication and there is also evidence to suggest that alcohol can increase your chances of seizure or even cause them.
Telecare support systems such as Tunstall Emergency Response’s solutions mean that you have a 24/7 monitoring and support network around you, in case of seizure or emergency.
The Epi-Care is an easy to use, lightweight, discreet sensor worn on the wrist. The advanced technology is able to detect convulsions and vibrations that occur during tonic-clonic seizures.
It can be configured so that the wrist worn device communicates wirelessly with your list of contacts, our 24/7 monitoring centre or the emergency services when a seizure occurs, which means you are never alone, without help for long.