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Part Six: Epilepsy

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions in the UK. According to Epilepsy Action, there are over 600,000 people with a diagnosis of epilepsy in the UK. That is about 1 in 103 people, or 1 child or young person in every 3 classrooms. Every year, 1000 people in the UK die due to their epilepsy.

It has been said that there are over 60 different types of epilepsy, and each individual will experience it differently. Some people may have seizures that are very infrequent, while others may have them more often and need medication to control them. Some people live with their seizures for years without any complications, while others experience more significant side effects like memory loss or learning difficulties.

Here are some other things we know about the condition:

Epileptic seizures are caused by disturbances in electrical brain signals

There are millions of cells in our brains which send electrical signals to one another in an ordered manner. However, when someone has an epileptic seizure, these brain signals get ‘scrambled’ and that causes the person to behave in unusual ways.

One in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime

There are multiple ways people can develop epilepsy. Some are born with it, some get a fever which affects their brain, while others develop epilepsy after a stroke. But for many people, we don’t know what originally caused their seizures.

One in 10 people will have an unprovoked seizure in their life

People can have seizures even if they don’t have epilepsy (epilepsy is when you have two or more unprovoked seizures). Seizures can be caused by things like low blood sugar, dehydration and using illegal drugs – among other things.

Seizures can have many different triggers

Perhaps the best-known seizure trigger is flashing lights, otherwise known as photosensitive epilepsy. This is a fairly rare type of seizure trigger (less than 5% have it). Things like stress, tiredness or forgetting to take epilepsy medication are more significant triggers.


At Kaizen Training, our course is aimed at those working with or responsible for the well-being and welfare of individuals with epilepsy and sets out to teach them what to do in the event of a seizure and understand the causes and triggers of a seizure.

To further discuss our Epilepsy course, please get in touch with us on 0141 648 4435 or fill in our contact form.

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