Living With Epilepsy
Living with epilepsy presents challenges affecting many aspects of life, including relationships with family and friends, school, employment and leisure activities. While medications and other treatments help manage seizures, more than one million people continue to have seizures that impact their daily activities.
The Epilepsy Foundation works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences and we encourage you to seek the best level of seizure control as possible. It is important not to settle for just a reduction in seizures, but to become as informed as possible and always aim for the best treatment results possible.
The challenges of epilepsy vary among women, men, seniors, adolescents and children. Visit the sections devoted to each of these populations for resources and programs that will help navigate life with epilepsy and to learn more about your rights, options and responsibilities.
Remember—you may have epilepsy, but epilepsy does not have you. Whether you have epilepsy or you are the parent, sibling, other family member or friend of someone who has epilepsy—you are not alone. We are your community—join us!