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7 Helpful Tips for Epilepsy Caregivers

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One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy during their lifetime and caregiving for this disorder can be scary and stressful. Seizures happen unexpectedly and not knowing how to respond can be a big challenge for caregivers. Though epilepsy presents itself in different ways for every person, there are general guidelines that can make you feel more capable and prepared as a caregiver.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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Medical References

  1. Epilepsy: Managing Epilepsy. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/managing-epilepsy/index.htm
  2. Epilepsy: Frequently Asked Questions. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/basics/faq.htm
  3. Epilepsy: Seizure First Aid. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/basics/first-aid.htm
  4. Epilepsy and Seizures in Older Adults. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/features/epilepsy-older-adults/index.html
  5. Caring for Someone with Epilepsy. Epilepsy Society. https://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/caring-someone-epilepsy#.V0N_DpMrI3E
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