Epilepsy Foundation shares tweetable stats

Wondering how to enlighten your community about this disorder, which can develop at any stage in life? These resources, offered during Epilepsy Awareness Month, can help.

Educating the public about epilepsy can be a few tweets away.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes recurrent and unprovoked seizures—”electrical storms” in the brain. It may be related to a brain injury or a family history of seizures, but often the cause is unknown.

To help you get the word out, the Epilepsy Foundation offers these tweet-size numbers for sharing in November, which is Epilepsy Awareness Month:

  • 65 million people around the world have epilepsy.
  • 3 million people in the United States have epilepsy.
  • One in 26 people in the U.S. will develop epilepsy at some point.
  • 150,000 new cases of epilepsy in the United States each year.
  • One-third of people with epilepsy live with uncontrollable seizures, because no available treatment works for them.
  • Six in 10 people suffer from epilepsy with an unknown cause.

Also, the Epilepsy Foundation Georgia website contains a series of detailed infographics, including this one on “Managing Epilepsy and Seizures.” Take a look.

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