A review of history shows just how much epilepsy treatment has progressed in recent decades. Despite the important progress made in the treatment and scientific understanding of epilepsy in recent years, much more progress is still needed to win the fight.
While epilepsy occurs in 1 out of every 100 persons worldwide, persons with epilepsy and their loved ones often spend their lives working against misconceptions that prevent them from accessing appropriate medical care, education, employment, and other community resources. Persons who suffer other kinds of seizures also face huge challenges, misconceptions and stigma regarding their condition. In particular, those with psycogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) encounter rejection and misunderstandings not only from the lay public but also from some health professionals.
The purpose of the Epilepsy Free Foundation is to support people with epilepsy and seizure disorders towards a life with FREEDOM FROM the limitations that EPILEPSY might bring.
Epilepsy Free supports epilepsy by supporting persons with epilepsy and seizure disorders in day to day life to reach their goals.