If you or someone you love has epilepsy, you may be wondering how it affects day-to-day life. Will this keep me from doing the things I enjoy most? How will it impact my family, relationships, work or school? In order to live a happy and full life it’s important to learn how epilepsy can affect you, what your rights and responsibilities are and how to find support & resources.

When it comes to safety, you may need to make some simple accommodations. Often times it’s about finding a new “normal.” This balance is often found by using common sense, but people will also want to learn about key safety tips and resources.

The challenges of living with epilepsy may be different for children, adolescents, and seniors than for adults, so visit the sections for Children and Teens, Women, Men and Seniors. If you are an adult with epilepsy and have questions about things like transportation, disability benefits or legal issues, visit our Information for Adults page. As always, the EFDE staff is here to speak with you about the diverse issues facing people with epilepsy. We can assist you in identifying options for problem solving or refer you to a resource best suited for your needs.

Epilepsy Basics
Types of seizures
Talking about epilepsy
Treatment options
Information for Adults
Women with epilepsy
Men with epilepsy
Teens and young adults with epilepsy
Children with epilepsy
Seniors with epilepsy

Medication concerns
Seizure Action Plan (English)
Seizure Action Plan (Spanish)
Seizure Observation Record (English)
Seizure Observation Record (Spanish)