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Epilepsy Overview and Care

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Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that causes an individual to experience recurrent seizures. It is the most common neurological disorder, affecting about 4% of Australians. Epilepsy may be a life-long condition, but seizures can often be controlled using medication.

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Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that causes an individual to experience recurrent seizures. It is important to note that the term epilepsy refers to a range of disorders that can cause seizures; it is not a singular condition. For this reason, people with epilepsy have varying experiences. While epilepsy can affect anyone, people are more likely to be diagnosed in childhood or older age. Epilepsy may eventually stop with age or be a life-long condition, but seizures can often be controlled using medication

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Try to make sure the surrounding areas are as safe for client as possible and try and put them on there side
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Helen Sadler
13 Oct 2020
Excellent quick catch up
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Karen Elliott
21 Nov 2020
What a great resorse and knowledge Ive gained with this topic .I now know the triggers and management which will increase my confidence on this subject.
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Gloria Costa
18 Oct 2020
Very good information
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Wahidah Potter
14 Sep 2021
Would love to read more on the different types of medications used for treatment. Overall, good crash course on Epilepsy.
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cathleen Farewell
01 Oct 2020
this written information was very well set out and easy to understand
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Tanya mortel
01 Oct 2020
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Maureen Jenkinson
04 Mar 2021
Very interesting subject
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30 Mar 2021
Essential to care.
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13 Oct 2020
Excellent short article.
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