Moving into your own home is an exciting time. It can also be a stressful time, especially if you have epilepsy. If you've always had family members nearby to watch over you, the thought of living alone might be frightening, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure your epilepsy doesn't get in between you and a safe, normal life.
Invest in a Seizure Response Dog
Seizures can come on at any time. If you're going to be alone for the majority of the day, you need to have a seizure response dog with you. One of the benefits of a seizure response dog is that it can be trained to provide immediate assistance during and after a seizure. Once your dog has alerted to a seizure, it will take action to prevent you from suffering serious injuries. For instance, your seizure response dog can be trained to help you to the ground during a seizure. After the seizure, your dog will stay by your side until help arrives.
Safety-Treat Your Glass Doors and Windows
Glass doors and windows can pose a serious safety risk when you have epilepsy. To protect yourself from life-threatening injuries during a seizure-related fall, you should install safety film on all of your glass doors and windows. Safety film is easy to install and turns ordinary glass into shatterproof safety glass.
Exercise Caution When Cooking
Cooking is a daily activity that can lead to serious injuries, especially if a seizure comes on while you're standing at the stove. To help reduce the risk of serious burns, limit your cooking to the back burners. Cooking on the back burners only will protect you in a couple of different ways.
Leave Interior Doors Unlocked
If you're going to be living alone, you want to make sure that first-responders can get to you quickly in an emergency. Instead of locking your interior doors when you're alone, be sure to leave them unlocked. Once inside your home, first responders will be able to get to you without breaking down interior doors.
Don't let epilepsy keep you from living a normal life. The tips provided here will help you stay safe and secure now that you'll be living on your own.Share
13 October 2016
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