a neurological disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures.

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The Epilepsy Foundation of Nigeria, a non-governmental organization leading the fight against Epilepsy. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Nigeria is: to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

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How to help if someone is having a seizure Stay calm Look around – is the person in a dangerous place? If not, don’t move them. Move objects like furniture away from them. Note the time the seizure starts. Stay with them. If they don’t collapse but seem blank or confused, gently guide them away from any danger. Speak quietly and calmly. Cushion their head with something soft if they have collapsed to the ground. Don’t hold them down Don’t read more

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a fatal complication of epilepsy. It is defined as the sudden and unexpected, non-traumatic and non-drowning death of a person with epilepsy, without a toxicological or anatomical cause of death detected during the post-mortem examination. FACTS SUDEP is the leading cause of epilepsy-related mortality. The etiology of SUDEP is unknown. SUDEP is rare; 1 child with epilepsy out of 4,500 per year and 1 adult with epilepsy out of 1,000 per year. The read more