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Epilepsy Action Australia

It is estimated that over 225,000 Australians are living with epilepsy and approximately 3% of Australians will experience the condition at some point in their lives. Up to 5% will experience a one-off or provoked seizure during their lifetime.

Epilepsy Action Australia's vision is 'Optimal living for people with Epilepsy'.

Epilepsy Action Australia provides a range of services including patient, community and professional education, seizure management planning, case management, emergency medication training, workshops and residential camps, as well as supporting a number of hospital based clinics. Services are delivered by phone, video conference and internet, with a physical presence in most states and territories.

Epilepsy Action Australia has committed to delivering equitable and consistent services to all people in Australia. Having developed and implemented a number of service delivery tools, there has been a strong focus on the use of technology and online modes to deliver education and self-management services. Examples include MyEpilepsy Diary, the Online Academy, use of social media, videoconferencing and webinars.

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Last reviewed: January 2018

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Managing Epilepsy | Epilepsy Action Australia | Epilepsy Action Australia

Medication is the first line of treatment in the management of epilepsy. With regular medication and a sensible lifestyle a full and active life is possible.

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Ketogenic Diet | Epilepsy Action Australia

The ketogenic diet is a diet with a strict ratio between fat and protein intake

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Medicinal Cannabis | Epilepsy Action Australia | Epilepsy Action Australia

Epilepsy Action Australia publishes regular email updates MedCann on the progress of all aspects of medicinal cannabis use in epilepsy. Register to receive updates.

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Seizures and Injury | Epilepsy Action Australia

Seizures and blackouts can affect consciousness, awareness and judgement, which can increase the risk of accidents and injury

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Facts and Statistics | Epilepsy Action Australia | Epilepsy Action Australia

Facts and Statistics of Epilepsy. Anyone can be affected by seizures but epilepsy is most frequently diagnosed in infancy, childhood, adolescence and old age.

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Adolescence and Risk | Epilepsy Action Australia

Lifestyle risks Adolescence is often a time of taking more risks, exploring, resisting and experimenting

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First Aid | Epilepsy Action Australia | Epilepsy Action Australia

Epilepsy Action Australia's Basic Guide for First Aid Epilepsy and Seizures. Tonic Clonic Seizure, Focal Dyscognitive Seizure, Absence Seizure.

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Managing Your Seizures | Epilepsy Action Australia

Reducing the number of seizures you are having may help to lessen the risk of seizure-related injury or death

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Epilepsy Related Deaths | Epilepsy Action Australia

Unfortunately, a number of people with epilepsy do die each year

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Epilepsy and Risk | Epilepsy Action Australia

Epilepsy, like other long-term conditions such as Asthma or Diabetes comes with certain risks

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