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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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Medical Aspects | Epilepsy Action Australia

It is estimated that up to 5% of Australians will experience a seizure at some stage of life. Learn more Medical Aspects at Epilepsy Action Australia.

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Memory | Epilepsy Action Australia

We all suffer from memory lapses at some time but people with epilepsy seem to experience memory difficulties as a consequence of having seizures.

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Facts and Statistics | 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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Sports and Activities | Epilepsy Action Australia

Seizures during sports activity are rare, and exercise may benefit those with epilepsy, but physicians, coaches & parents should know what to do if it occurs.

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First Aid | 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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Lifestyle Issues | Epilepsy Action Australia

Some minor changes to your lifestyle can have a positive effect on the management of seizures. Find out about the aspects of your life that may require changes.

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Information for Teachers | Epilepsy Action Australia

Information for teachers - To arrange an education session or develop a seizure management plan please call 1300 37 45 37.

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Information for Parents | Epilepsy Action Australia

Information for parents. When a child has epilepsy, you feel there is less control over what happens to them - because seizures are unpredictable. Learn more.

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About Epilepsy | Epilepsy Action Australia

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition affecting up to 1-2% of the population. Although it is more likely to be diagnosed in childhood or senior years.

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Mens Issues | Epilepsy Action Australia

Men's Issues: Learning about epilepsy is the first step to taking control, moving on, improving and managing your condition effectively. Learn more.

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