Brain and Nerves

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Brain and Nerves

There's a common myth that we only use around 10% of our brain, when in fact it's an organ that's working on overdrive every second of the day. That is of course, until something goes wrong. A problem in your brain is often a serious one, so we've gathered some expert minds and picked their brains to provide you with useful advice.

Electroencephalograph

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An electroencephalograph is a useful test to help diagnose epilepsy. It records the electrical activity of the brain. However, a normal result does not rule out epilepsy. Note: the information below is a general guide only. The arrangements, and the way tests are performed, may vary between different hospitals. Always follow the instructions given by your […]

What should you do when someone has an epileptic seizure?

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If you were out and about, and you saw somebody having an epileptic seizure, would you know what to do? According to a survey by Epilepsy Action, there’s a good chance the answer is no. The survey, which involved 2,000 people in the UK, found that 43% of people would have no idea how to respond to […]

Types of Epilepsy and Seizures

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If you had a collapse or an episode of odd behaviour or some similar event, it is possible that you had an epileptic seizure. This leaflet gives some information about what your doctor may wish to know and what tests may be advised after such an event. IN THIS ARTICLE What is a seizure and […]

Epilepsy and Seizures

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About 1 in 30 people in the UK develop epilepsy at some stage in their lives. It most commonly starts in childhood and in people aged over 60. However, epilepsy can begin at any age. In general, seizures are well controlled by treatment in about 4 in 5 cases. IN THIS ARTICLE What is a […]

What to do if you suspect a loved one has dementia

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According to Alzheimer’s UK, 850,000 people in the UK have dementia, but by 2025 this number is expected to exceed 1 million. The condition has a profound effect on everyday life, both for the person with dementia and for their nearest and dearest. Many people think of dementia as solely being about forgetfulness. While memory loss is […]

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