Epilepsy Awareness from Ireland

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Twelve years ago, when I was looking for answers, my search was far too narrow. I looked locally when I should have looked both nationally and internationally. I should have realized the answer could be anywhere. Although the internet was not as developed as it is today, I could have found some answers if I looked in a few more places.

To shorten your search, I am sharing information and two short videos I found on the Epilepsy Ireland website.

It is an important part of being seizure-aware that you know what to do if you see someone having a seizure.

Remember TEAM:

T: Take care to protect the person

E: Ensure you stay with them

A: Allow the seizure to run its course (you cannot stop a seizure and in most cases it will last for a few seconds to a few minutes).

M: Move the person onto their side when the seizure is over (for tonic clonic/convulsive seizures)

Remember to reassure the person after the seizure is over and explain what has happened.


Click here to read another Beyond Adversity post.

Thanks to Epilepsy Ireland for sharing the information; YouTube for hosting the videos; Google for helping me find the information; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, videos, and text in this post.

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