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Lifestyle implications

The extent to which epilepsy affects people’s lives depends on the frequency and severity of their seizures and on how effectively they respond to medication.

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Epilepsy can affect a person’s:

However, you can support a person to become as active as possible with the help of their GP and others in the support network. Carry out an assessment which will cover areas such as:

The more active and involved a person is in their community, the less likely they are to become depressed or lack confidence.

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