Epilepsy Features

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The CDC Epilepsy Program creates features in order to bring attention to important epilepsy issues and topics.

5 Things You Should Know About Epilepsy
How much do you know about epilepsy? Get the facts!

Epilepsy in Children
Learn how epilepsy affects children and about resources for parents and schools.

Self-Management Programs Help with Epilepsy
Learn how self-management programs can help people with epilepsy better manage their condition.

Epilepsy and Seizures in Older Adults
Older adults are more likely to develop epilepsy. Learn to recognize the signs of seizures and how you can help.

Epilepsy and Disaster Preparedness
Learn more about how to prepare for an emergency when you have a health condition such as epilepsy.

Seizure First Aid
First aid for seizures involves keeping the person safe until the seizure stops by itself.

Strokes May Lead to Epilepsy
Learn more about how preventing stroke can also prevent some kinds of epilepsy.

Epilepsy: Improving Quality of Life
Learn how a program developed by Dartmouth College’s Prevention Research Center improves quality of life and attention span for people with epilepsy.

Loving Someone With Epilepsy
This post on CDC’s Public Health Matters blog is a personal account of a friend of a person with epilepsy.

Epilepsy in Veterans
Veterans are at higher risk of developing epilepsy. Learn more about resources to help Veterans and families.

Spotlight on Seizures
Would you know how to spot a seizure? Learn more about the many seizure types!

Epilepsy Can Follow Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone, especially young children and older adults. TBIs can also cause epilepsy.

Improving Memory in Adults with Epilepsy
For people with epilepsy, memory lapses are more common. Learn how people with epilepsy can improve memory problems and overall health.