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  1. Secondary Epilepsy awareness assembly

  2. Epilepsy is much more common than people realise 63,400 children aged 18 and under have epilepsy in the UK

  3. Philip Martin Brown Actor Dai Greene Athlete Edith Bowman Radio 1 DJ and presenter Julius Caesar Roman Emperor

  4. Epilepsy can take effect suddenly for a short time We can all help people with epilepsy to stay safe

  5. What is epilepsy?

  6. You can’t catch epilepsy!

  7. The brain

  8. What does the brain do?

  9. Key point In epilepsy, there is a problem with the electrical messages in the brain.

  10. Key point People with epilepsy experience sudden bursts of electricity in their brain - called a SEIZURE. Seizures disrupt the way the brain works for a short time.

  11. What might it look like when someone has a seizure?

  12. Focal seizures

  13. Absence seizures

  14. Key point During a seizure, the person cannot stop what is happening. Afterwards, they may feel tired and a bit groggy.

  15. Tonic clonic seizures Tonic (stiffening) Clonic (jerking)

  16. Key point During a seizure, we need to keep the person safe.

  17. Keep the area safe 4 Time the seizure 1 5 Stay calm and reassure 3 Get help Put something soft under their head 6 Put them into the recovery position AFTER the shaking has stopped 2

  18. Living with epilepsy

  19. Key point People with epilepsy canjoin in most activities just like everyone else.

  20. In epilepsy, there is a problem with the electrical messages in the brain. People with epilepsy experience sudden bursts of electricity in the brain - called a seizure. Seizures disrupt the way the brain works for a short time. Key points

  21. During a seizure, the person cannot stop what is happening to them. Afterwards, they may feel tired and a bit groggy. During a seizure, we need to keep the person safe. People with epilepsy can join in most activities just like everyone else.

  22. Secondary Epilepsy awareness assembly