People with epilepsy will display different signs (if any) to indicate the imminent onset of a seizure.
It is important to get to know your service users, and find out from their records, and from colleagues, what you should look out for.
Warning signs might include:
- loss / alteration of consciousness
- loss of memory
- flushing or going pale
- abnormal movements of the body
- becoming anxious, excitable or difficult
- changes in breathing patterns
- inappropriate or unusual behaviour.
Some people have an ‘aura’ before a seizure, eg feeling sick, hearing sounds or experiencing unusual tastes or smells.
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