Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects 1% to 2% of the population in New Zealand. Epilepsy is a tendency to have recurrent seizures. Seizures are caused by bursts of uncontrolled electro-chemical activity (mixed up messages) in the brain. Epilepsy is caused by some type of damage or scarring to the brain or by an inherited genetic tendency and any one, at any age, can develop epilepsy. Epilepsy is what people with the condition have; it does not define who they are. Epilepsy is usually only a small part of their life.
Seminars on epilepsy can be for –
- health professionals
- education professionals
- community agencies
- care facilities
- government departments, etc
An Epilepsy New Zealand ‘Understanding Epilepsy Seminar’ covers: What is epilepsy, what causes epilepsy, recognition of seizure types, seizure management, seizure triggers, recording seizures, principles of anti-epileptic medication and life style issues.
All Epilepsy New Zealand services are free of charge. Please phone 0800 EPILEPSY to RSVP.
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