The risk of a seizure related injury is often raised as a concern. You can minimise potential risks by assessing your home environment and putting some measures in place to keep you or someone you look after safe and well.
An understanding of potential seizure triggers can help you make more informed decisions about your safety. So, for example, if you have forgotten to take your medication, you may want to avoid riskier activities for the day as this can increase the risk of a seizure.
Every person’s circumstances and needs are unique and need to be considered when assessing risks and benefits of activities and daily living.
If you have good seizure control, some of the following information may not apply to you:
If you or someone you look after has been diagnosed with epilepsy, our staying safe with epilepsy publication provides more detailed information and may help identify, assess and minimise possible risks.
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