You may have a lot of questions about epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation Of America will help you understand the basics, answer the most common questions, and help you find resources and other information you may need. However, information alone won’t help you manage your epilepsy and find a way to cope with the effects on your daily life. You’ll need to learn how to use the information and make it work for you.
There are three basic kinds of camps for children and youths with epilepsy. Most of them are co-ed, meaning that while campers are segregated by gender during sleeping hours, they commingle for most programs and meals.
These are local networks of parents of children with seizure disorders, working together with Foundation staff and volunteers to lend a helping hand, a sympathetic ear, to other parents dealing with epilepsy in a child.
No matter how much you read or how hard you try, there is only so much you can do by yourself. While every family’s situation is different and each child’s condition unique, after a while just about all parents and people with epilepsy say the same thing: “Build a support network. Do not try to do it alone!”
Your health care team, your local Epilepsy Foundation, government organizations, and our online forum, all are examples of where you can find support, information and other resources. However, you’ll also need to seek out this support.
The Epilepsy Foundation’s Toolbox is the place to find resources for managing your epilepsy, helping your loved one, and teaching others. Use these to help you build your support network and share with others!
People think of different things when they hear the term “healthy living.” Many people with epilepsy report good health despite their seizures. Others find that seizures affect their overall health in a number of ways. The Epilepsy Foundation Of America provides tips for healthy living with epilepsy.