ARC England - Epilepsy and People with Learning Disabilities workshop - York - 22 November

Prevalence of epilepsy is estimated to lie between 15% and 30% among people with learning disabilities.

Seizures can be unpredictable and quick, effective treatment can be lifesaving. Beyond seizures, epilepsy can have a profound impact on the lives of sufferers, leaving them in need of emotional as well as practical support and often being reliant on additional medications.

This new workshop aims to increase theoretical and practical knowledge to enable those attending to effectively manage epilepsy.

We are launching this workshop:

22 November 2016
The Avalon Group
Clifton Moor Business Village,
James Nicolson Link,
YO30 4XG

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Define relevant terminology
  • Describe the main causes of epilepsy
  • Describe the main types epilepsy
  • List the common triggers of seizures
  • Consider the risks and benefits of common anti-epileptic drugs
  • Know what to do in the event of a seizure
  • Explain the importance of keeping accurate records
  • Identify ways to minimise risks associated with seizures
  • Appreciate the psychosocial effects of epilepsy on a person

Introductory Costs:

  • £78 (Members)
  • £89 (Non-members)

To book your place, please download this booking form and return it to us.

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