Epilepsy is about more than having seizures. Living with epilepsy can affect your quality of life.
Quality of life =
Your sense of well-being that comes from how satisfied you are with your roles, activities, goals, and opportunities in life.
The main things that may impact your quality of life with epilepsy are:
Here are some ways your quality of life can be affected if your seizures are not controlled:
People with epilepsy who are seizure-free have about the same quality of life as people without epilepsy.
Part of epilepsy self-management is learning how to improve your quality of life. There are people and services in your community who can help you navigate this journey.
From community services and housing, to transportation, education, employment, and social support, finding help could be just a step away.
Here are some ways of finding help. Select an item below to find out more.
People with epilepsy often have a hard time finding and keeping a job. They also have higher rates of unemployment than the general population. What’s good to know is that state and federal rehabilitation programs are available for those with epilepsy. These programs help people living with epilepsy get jobs and include:
To find a program in your area, you can visit the links below: