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Supporting Someone With Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain condition characterized by recurrent or multiple seizures. Whether the person you’re caring for is a child or adult, you can play a vital role in their physical and emotional well-being.

While the scope and severity of epilepsy varies from person to person, there are several common ways you can help.

Steps you can take right now:

Help the person you’re caring for to remember to take their medication on time.

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Explore our resources below to find community support, peer groups and more.

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