Caring for a person with epilepsy requires knowledge on a variety of topics. For example, it is important that you know the type of seizure the person you are caring for has so that you are knowledgeable on the proper first aid for that seizure. It is also important that you understand the treatments they are receiving and are aware of the other treatment options.
Caring for a senior with epilepsy presents different situations than caring for a child. Our Seniors page will provide you with more information on the unique needs of a senior with epilepsy.
You are not alone
Caregivers with Epilepsy (page 5)
Having epilepsy doesn't have to determine a person's capabilities when it comes to caring for others.
Cargiver 101 (page 8)
Good advice and support are invaluable. We turn to our eCommunities group, Parents Helping Parents, for expert tips on caregiving.