Understanding your epilepsy, beyond seizures, will help you make informed decisions about your lifestyle and implement any changes needed to reduce risks and provide you with a good quality of life. It will also help you better communicate your needs to the important people in your life.

We cover a range of topics and issues in this section, from coming to terms with your diagnosis and talking about your epilepsy with others through to how your epilepsy might affect or be affected by sleep, stress and memory. There is also plenty of information about epilepsy in relation to different areas of life, including physical activity, travel, transport, and relationships.

You might not be a person living with epilepsy; you might be a concerned family member, friend, employer or carer. Whatever your situation, we hope the information in this section will be useful to you in understanding and supporting a person living with epilepsy.

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