General Household & Lifestyle safety

Tips for household & lifestyle safety:


  • Ensure those around you are aware that you have epilepsy and what to do in the case of a seizure.
  • Wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter, skating, or other activities where head injury is a risk.
  • Avoid climbing ladders, especially if you are alone.
  • Avoid stairs where possible.
  • Carpeted floors are safer than harder floor covers and are less of a slipping risk.
  • When waiting for transport ensure you are a safe distance away from the edge of the road or track.
  • When participating in activities at a height ensure you have a harness.
  • Reduce any clutter and cover any sharp edges around the home.
  • To reduce fire risk, wall-mounted and ducted heaters are safe options.
  • Use a fixed safety guard around fireplaces.
  • Do not use candles or open fires when alone.
  • Have doors that are easy to remove, that open outward or are sliding.
  • If avoidable, do not live alone. If you do, there are personal alarms available that can notify emergency services.
  • Medic Alert Bracelets are helpful to signal to others that you have epilepsy.
  • Lifestyle

– Take medication on time

– Avoid things that trigger seizures. E.g.  Overheating, flashing lights, alcohol, lack of sleep, caffeine

– Manage stress

– Eat regularly and healthy options

– Have a sleep routine

– Avoid alcohol and illicit drugs

– Have the people around you attend first aid and epilepsy awareness training

– Know if there is a pattern to your seizures

– Attend regular appointments as required