Epilepsy affects more than half a million British citizens every year and there are more than 50 million people the world over who suffer from it.
Itâ€™s one of the most common neurological conditions and is caused due to the discharge of electrical activity in different areas of the brain. During a seizure, some parts of the brain may stop functioning while other parts continue to function as usual.
In this epilepsy awareness course, you can find out more about epilepsy and how to respond in the right way.
What you will learn:
- What is epilepsy and the reasons for seizures
- How to use the right words to describe epileptic seizures
- What happens before, during and after an epileptic seizure
- What happens in the brain during an epileptic attack
- How to recognise signs of a tonic-clonic seizure
- Treatments for epilepsy including medications, surgery and dietary interventions
Benefits of learning the course:
- Knowing more about the causes, symptoms and treatments can help you help yourself and others.
- There is often a social stigma surrounding epilepsy. You can understand the causes, symptoms and management strategies better
- You can identify the signs of an epileptic seizure and help the person
- You can help spread awareness about epilepsy among your family and friends