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Epilepsy


Epilepsy is a neurological condition often associated with seizures.  Over 60 million people in the world have some form of epilepsy.  The cause may be injury or heredity, but in many causes, doctors are unable to pinpoint a cause. Epilepsy is also known as a ‘"seizure disorder."

Drugs, surgery, and diet are used to treat some cases of epilepsy.

When a seizure occurs -- even if the person is wearing a bracelet or other medical alert device -- the first responders may know the person has epilepsy but they may not have the other information they need to help the person.

It's a concern, and especially for those who live alone:  How do you let responders and friends know your conditions, wishes, and needs  if you are unable to communicate?

It's also a concern when you are out of the home.

The solution is myimportantinformation.net.  This website stores important information needed in a medical emergency and needed for follow-up needs.

  • Identifying information
  • Emergency contacts
  • Communication, mobility, and medical conditions
  • Medical preferences
  • Location and types of medications
  • Location of important documents
  • Children who need care
  • Pets who need care

The online wizard guides you through the data entry, allowing you to enter as much or as little information as you want. You can change and or print the information at any time.

You can have a trusted party open and manage the account for you. Or, you can open it yourself and delegate others to maintain your information.

After signup, you can request a window sticker to alert first responders, two "refrigerator cards" and a wallet card. The cards contain the website address, the subscriber login, and a special password that displays a "First Responder" report.  This customized report provides paramedics, EMT's, and hospitals with the critically important information such as medical conditions and contacts.

The website allows anyone with access to your first responder report to notify your emergency contacts by email and/or text message that you need assistance.

The wallet card provides the same protection when you are out of the home.

This service helps first responders handle your immediate needs, and helps family, friends, or neighbors assist with the other important aspects of your life -- from caring for dependent children to the location of your important papers.

This security and peace of mind is available for $30.00 a year.







LINKS FORE MORE INFORMATION


Epilepsy Foundation

WebMD

MayoClinic

Medline Plus

Medicine.net

Centers for Disease Control

National Association of Epilepsy Centers
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