This week sees our staff wearing a touch of purple to raise awareness around Epilepsy. We are also offering FREE medication reviews and two week medication sachet trials to all our customers.
Epilepsy is a medical condition that effects the brain and causes seizures.
Approximately 65million people around the world live with it, making it one of the most common neurological disorders.
Seizures happen because of a disruption to electrical activity in the brain, leading to a change in a person’s movement, behaviour, level of awareness and/or feelings.
Common misconceptions about Epilepsy include:
- People with Epilepsy cannot drive - People with epilepsy can obtain a drivers license if their seizures are well-controlled with medication (which is the case in approx. 70% of patients)
- When someone is having a seizure you should restrain them - Restraining someone during a seizure is more likely to agitate or harm that person (or you). A seizure will run its course and restraining someone will not stop or slow it down.
- You should put something in a person mouth when they are having a seizure - It is physically impossible to swallow your tongue. Do NOT put something in their mouth, as the person is unable to control their muscle movements during a seizure and they may bite down on the object and break their teeth, or injure their mouth/jaw.
Information has been sourced from https://epilepsyfoundation.org.au where a great range of resources around Epilepsy can be found.