Christmas can be a difficult time for people with epilepsy as there can be triggers that are unique to the season. One example that has been shared by Epilepsy Action is flashing Christmas tree lights.
More than 1 in 200 people have epilepsy in some form, but Stephen and Denise Wottrich are a married couple who both have similar forms of epilepsy – in fact they met through treatment for their condition. Their epilepsy can cause up to 10 seizures a day but they say that learning to look after each other has made them both stronger.
The 13th to the 19th June is National Epilepsy Week. The theme of National Epilepsy Week this year is young people with epilepsy. Having epilepsy, seizures and taking anti-epileptic drugs may have a huge impact on people’s lives. It may affect how you study or work, what sports you play and what time you go to bed.