At the age of 20, Nicola from Kirkwall started experiencing seizures for the first time. It forced her to take time off work and to speak to her GP before being referred to a neurologist where she was diagnosed with epilepsy.
Epilepsy Scotland will be holding a roadshow event in Orkney at The Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 October between 10am and 4pm.
New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown that dogs can predict epileptic seizures, offering a warning sign to owners that has the potential to save lives.
A Public Information video from Epilepsy Action to help with better understanding.
Today Friday 26th March is the day Epilepsy Action are asking us to wear purple to help raise awareness of Epilepsy.