National Epilepsy Awareness Month

#NEAM2017

#AimForZero

Every year, 1 in 150 people who have uncontrolled seizures dies from sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, known as SUDEP. When people with epilepsy and their caregivers are empowered with information to understand SUDEP, they can take action to reduce risk of harm.

This November, we are raising awareness about SUDEP and self-management and treatment options that may reduce its risk. People living with epilepsy can start to #AimForZero seizures with these behaviors:

  1. Take medication as prescribed
  2. Get enough sleep
  3. Limit alcohol
  4. Strive to stop seizures

Don’t Stop Here

Talk with your health care team now about your risks for seizures and SUDEP. Work together to create a seizure management and lifestyle plan that’s right for you.

We recognize that for 3 out of 10 people living with epilepsy, a life without seizures is not within reach right now. However, knowing your risks, talking with your health care team, taking action to manage your seisure, and working towards the best seizure control possible may help reduce SUDEP risk.