Make Realistic Choices

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Before any activity is undertaken, the individual with epilepsy should ask, "is this realistic given my particular circumstances"? The list of activities given below, are those about which questions are most frequently asked. If the activity is suitable on health and safety grounds, then attitudes (both of others and the person with epilepsy too) may be the deciding factor.

The more the person with epilepsy can be seen to have something positive to offer, and the confidence to back this up, the easier social integration will be.

Most problems where epilepsy and leisure activities are concerned stem from misinformation coupled with general anxiety about taking risks. An informed person may need to ensure that these are corrected beforehand.