Seizure Disorder

Looking After Your Loved One

A seizure is usually a one-time occurrence, however, there are times when seizures can occur on a regular basis. if your loved one has had two or more unprovoked seizures, they may have been diagnosed with epilepsy or another seizure disorder.

What Causes Seizures?

During normal activity in the brain, neurons flow along the surface and make electrical connections in an organized fashion. When an excess of electrical activity occurs, it can trigger a seizure. Seizures can be provoked (via things like drugs, alcohol, or brain injuries) or unprovoked (via things like metabolism imbalances, infections, or genetic issues).

Types of Seizures

There are two different types of seizures – partial seizures and generalized seizures. A partial seizure refers to an occurrence that either begins on one side of the brain and spreads (considered a “simple partial”) or begins in an area that affects consciousness (considered a “complex partial”). A generalized seizure is a seizure that begins on both sides of the brain at the same time and are more difficult to treat.

Symptoms of Partial Seizures:

  • Vision changes
  • Dizziness
  • Sensory changes
  • Muscle spasms/twitches
  • Numbness or tingling

Symptoms of Generalized Seizures:

  • Visionary “blankness” (a blank expression while motionless)
  • Muscle spasms on both sides of the body
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Muscle stiffness/rigidity
  • Loss of consciousness

Our Adult Day Care

Once a person has been diagnosed with a seizure disorder, it’s important to stay healthy and avoid things like alcohol, stress, fatigue, and other triggers that can cause a seizure. At New Generations, our seizure disorder care can help your loved one stay on track while enjoying a warm, loving environment. At our facility, we welcome people with a wide variety of health issues and help them maintain their independence while enjoying the friendship and professional care that we offer. Our seizure disorder care includes things like:

  • Observation and protection during episodes
  • Medication management
  • Proper nutrition
  • Emotional support
  • Episode recordings for family/loved ones’ knowledge
  • Personal and group-level stimulation
  • Cognitive skill exercises
  • And more

Affiliations

Alzheimer's Association Autism Speaks Club Horizons NADSA Miracle League