Welcome to the MREA Blog, here you will find all the local science and community news — keeping you up to date with all topics related to epilepsy and epilepsy research.
Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
It’s as common as diabetes and a medical condition like asthma, so why is so little known about epilepsy? With as many as one in 103 people affected, epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in the UK.
Many of you reading this will have epilepsy yourselves, or will have family members, friends, work colleagues or neighbours who have epilepsy. Epilepsy can affect anyone at any time, although it is often diagnosed before the age of 20 or after 60. It can affect people of all ages, races, social classes and ability groups. Most people with epilepsy do not have the condition for the whole of their lives, particularly those whose epilepsy develops in childhood.