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Understanding seizure triggers: Some events or situations can lower the seizure threshold and make a person more vulnerable to seizures. If you learn which things may trigger your seizures then you and your GP can learn to manage your epilepsy more effectively.
Here is a common list of seizure triggers:
Missed medications Tiredness or sleep deprivation Stress Menstrual periods in women Medication change Caffeine/alcohol/drugs Sensory stimulation Hormonal changes Flashing lights Some medications Missing meals
The mathematical model would detect patterns in the brain that would be able to give an accurate warning anywhere between five minutes or one hour prior to the seizure. The model works by gathering large amounts of data and learning the patterns within the brain. Once the data is collected, the model is able to detect certain patterns or precursors to determine whether a patient is at risk of a seizure or not.
Epilepsy Research UK produced two films which looked at how epilepsy affects the lives of ordinary people. They called this project, “A life interrupted”.
EWCT conducted a ‘phone chat’ project which looked at how epilepsy affects ordinary people living in New Zealand.