Learn about Epilepsy and how MS Queensland can provide assistance and support.
Seizures and epilepsy are not the same. A seizure is an event – a disruption of the normal electrochemical activity of the brain – and epilepsy is a tendency to have recurring seizures. There are many different types of seizures but they are always due to abnormal electrical activity somewhere in the brain. Many children with epilepsy will eventually ‘grow out of it’ by the time they reach adulthood. For some people, the tendency to recurrent seizures may be a lifelong predisposition.
Adjusting to life with epilepsy
Depending on your type of epilepsy you may need to make adjustments to your present lifestyle. This can include adjustments to employment, family planning, sport and leisure, diet and alcohol, and managing stress and mental health. You may also require assistance with:
- Enhancing independence, including help around the home
- Visiting and maintaining contact with family and friends
- Participating in social and recreational activities
- Employment advice and placement
- Exercise and health programs
- Mental health support
How MS Queensland can help
MS Queensland has a long history of helping people with MS and other progressive neurological diseases such as epilepsy. We know that many of the symptoms of and treatments for MS are also common to other PNDs and we offer our knowledge, expertise and understanding in this field to a broad range of people. Some of our services include:
- Service coordination
- NDIS access assistance
- Employment services