Introduction

To have epilepsy is to have a tendency to have recurring seizures. A seizure is a brief and temporary malfunction of normal brain activity. It is often compared to a computer crashing. Research carried out by Epilepsy Ireland in 2009 found that there are 37,000 (1 in every 115) people with epilepsy in this country. This number may be increasing. Epilepsy is very much a hidden disability

Aim

To give teens and young adults information about their newly diagnosed condition in a format that they can easily understand and access. The information given also has to point them to related information using a narrative in form familiar to the reader. This is done through a cohesive digital and print medium but the platforms must be easily accessed for the target market.  The project should talk about the day to day of the life of someone living through it talking about the black outs and the social pressures.

Epilepsy is a disease in the shadows. Patients are often reluctant to admit their condition - even to close family, friends or co-workers - because there’s still a great deal of stigma and mystery surrounding the disease that plagued such historical figures as Julius Caesar, Edgar Allan Poe and Lewis Carroll.
— Lynda Resnick