Below is a list of Epilepsy Ireland's current information leaflets. You can also find these throughout the Epilepsy Information section of the site. They are presented here in alphabetical order and are free to download. Right-click and choose "Save As" to save to your PC.
To view past issues of the Epilepsy News quarterly magazine, click here.
A person with epilepsy may need to take more care then others if drinking alcohol.
Table explaining all the medication options plus their possible side-effects
Anti smother pillow recommended for people who experience nocturnal seizures.
Rates of epilepsy among children and adults with autism may be higher than 30% compared 1% of the general population
Joint Epilepsy Council leaflet about risks associated with epilepsy and suggested ways to minimise them.
Comprehensive information leaflet on Complex Partial Seizures
The type of safety considerations necessary in the construction of dwellings for private use by persons with epilepsy depend on the nature, severity and frequency of the seizures.
Contraception for women with epilepsy
How a diagnosis of epilepsy is made
Many people with epilepsy ask how they should deal with the issue of disclosing their epilepsy in a work situation. This leaflet gives some ideas
Driving regulations for people with epilepsy explained
Application form for Epi Alert Bracelet
This checklist is designed to assist you in getting the information and support you require from your GP and from other members of the health care team and support staff.
Communication with parents, epilepsy checklist, information for schools
What is epilepsy surgery and when will it be considered
Basic information on epilepsy and seizures
How to explain to your child about his/her seizures (and why you should)
What to do and not to do during a seizure
Why is extra folic acid required for women with epilepsy?
All the most common questions we are asked at Brainwave are answered in this useful leaflet
Lifestyle tips to minimise the impact of epilepsy
Everyone faces potential hazards in their home. This leaflet outlines some safety measures to consider
A guide to your child's epilepsy
General advice for people who experience nocturnal seizures
Photosensitive Epilepsy is sensitivity to flashing/ flickering lights as well as some patterns and glare. About 3-5% of people with epilepsy are photosensitive.
Information and supports that Epilepsy Ireland provide to People with Epilepsy.
How to get the most from using your seizure diary
Page from a monthly seizure diary to monitor your seizure activity.
Page from a weekly seizure diary to monitor your seizure activity.
Information on different types of seizures
Practical information and advice for getting the most out of your sport and leisure activitis
National Sentinel Clinical Audit of epilepsy related death (UK)
Information on trigger factors and lifestyle issues to help you manage your epilepsy
Useful information for teachers about epilepsy
Resource Pack to accompany Epilepsy in School DVD. Click here
All you need to know about epilepsy medications, surgery and complementary approaches
Useful phrases translated which may be helpful when travelling abroad
Information on the vagal nerve stimulator (VNS), a device used for the treatment of intractable partial or generalised epilepsy.
An information guide on different types of seizures.
Information that will help you get the most out of your relationship with your GP