Epilepsy is a neurological (nur-oh-LOJ’-eh-cull) condition that affects how electrical signals in the brain work. Epilepsy causes seizures and also can impact memory, thinking and mood. Although all epilepsy causes at least one seizure, not all seizures mean you have epilepsy.
It is important to find a comprehensive epilepsy center with the experience, tools and techniques to build a custom treatment plan for you. Living with epilepsy means understanding your condition, including how severe and how frequent your seizures are and what your seizure triggers may be. Many aspects of epilepsy can affect your day-to-day life, including driving ability, job status and financial status. While epilepsy does change your life, living a full life is a realistic goal for most people.
Epilepsy, seizures and medication side effects can affect people in different ways. Support can mean learning more about your condition, finding understanding form people going through the same thing, developing ways to cope or feeling more in control about living with epilepsy.
Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Centers provide various resources for patients diagnosed with a neurological condition. For latest classes and events schedule, call (502) 559-3230 or visit our online calendar at NortonHealthcare.com/NNIClasses.
It can feel overwhelming when you get an epilepsy diagnosis. Norton Neuroscience Institute Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Centers are dedicated to patient support, including classes, support group meetings and other ways to help you navigate your world with epilepsy.
Patient navigators also can help you through your epilepsy care journey at Norton Healthcare. Patient navigators consult with you and your caregivers about medical and personal matters. Their services are offered at no cost and available as often as you need them.
We also have on-demand epilepsy education.
The Epilepsy Foundation is national nonprofit group dedicated to promoting epilepsy awareness and understanding, advocating for laws that matter to people with epilepsy and funding epilepsy research. It offers local programs and services both in-person and online for patients and their caregivers.
If you have epilepsy, it is key to share with your friends and family what to do if you have a seizure. If you have a loved one with this condition, learn how to support that person — it could be a matter of life and death. Learn more about epilepsy through books, media, classes or whatever method you prefer.
The Epilepsy Foundation offers a wide variety of classes including:
Some other practical tips for caring for someone with epilepsy include:
Though there is no cure for epilepsy, advances in medication and treatment continue to move forward. In the meantime, look for ways to support your loved one, starting with Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Centers.
It’s part of Norton Neuroscience Institute’s goal to care for the whole person, not just the condition.
More patients from Louisville and Southern Indiana seek their neurology and neurosurgery care from Norton Neuroscience Institute’s nationally recognized specialists than any other providers in the area.
Your Norton Neuroscience Institute medical provider has the expertise, experience, diagnostic tools and sophisticated treatments to provide care tailored to your needs.
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