If you've ever witnessed someone have a seizure, you know how shocking and frightening it can be to see someone suddenly convulse and lose consciousness.
More than 50 million people around the world suffer from epileptic seizures.
These seizures are caused by changes within the brain that disrupt its normal activity and can lead to a brief interruption in awareness or consciousness and/or sudden, involuntary movements or changes in body sensation.
Fortunately, there are some effective ways to prevent seizures and care for a person after they've had one.
Let’s have a look at what these are:
If you have medical clearance, exercise can help reduce the number of seizures you experience. Not only is exercise good for your body, but it also has been shown to reduce the frequency of seizures in those with epilepsy. If your doctor approves physical activity as a course of treatment, consider taking up yoga classes.
Care assist devices like epilepsy monitors can also help you record intervals between seizures and other information that can be useful in determining when an episode is more likely to occur. This data can help you identify triggers and take precautions accordingly or notify a caregiver if someone needs assistance during an episode.
The first step toward responding to an oncoming seizure is careful observation and documentation. Keep track of what happened before the seizure struck—where were you? What were you doing? What did you eat? Did something specific trigger the seizure? Knowing these factors may help you avoid similar circumstances in the future.
Care Assist and Alert Devices
You may have seen an older adult with a assistive care product that contacts emergency services when they push a button—but these devices aren't just for seniors!
Many models are designed to be worn on the wrist like a watch and come with many additional features to help people through health emergencies.
Some care assist devices can even detect seizures; the device will contact emergency services and family members immediately if it detects one, allowing for a speedier response time than if you were alone.
Some devices can also record seizure intervals to help your doctor diagnose or manage your condition.
Our smart bed pressure mats and convulsion sensors are extremely useful when it comes to detecting seizure shocks. They're also useful for tracking pressure and movement over time, which allows you to identify problem areas that may contribute to or exacerbate seizures.
Our full-sized wireless flatbed sensor sheet will give your patient a cozy, luxurious surface that's resistant to tearing during convulsions as well as easy to clean—a win-win!
They can also add an extra layer of protection in case your patient's body starts moving around too much during an episode of tonic-clonic convulsions. The bed pressure sensor mats will then send an alter notification to the pager via a control box. The pager can bleep, vibrate and flash upon receiving the alert notification, sending help right away.
If you’re also worried about the safety of your loved ones, adults, or children due to the frequent onset of epileptic seizures, reach out to Frequency Precision.
We offer reliable assistive care products, including our patented Airlert bed occupancy sensor, as well as convulsion sensor mat alarm, wired floor alarm pressure mat, portable nurse call system, and fall detection watches.