Living Safely with Epilepsy

Over 200 patients and their families – in Bo, Kabala and Freetown – participated in our lively interactive sessions run by MASL Trustee and Epilepsy Nurse Tolu Olaniyan during SUDEP week, October 2019. There was plenty of time to ask questions, clarify uncertainties, talk about medication side-effects, and seek support on the social aspects of the condition. There were opportunities for the men and the women attendees to have separate discussions. Epilepsy is affected by so many factors – diet, sleep, activity levels, pregnancy, puberty, etc – and patients benefited enormously from exploring in further detail how they can minimise the risks associated with the condition.