What color ribbon is for epilepsy?

What color ribbon is for epilepsy?

​Purple day was created in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a young girl from Canada, who has epilepsy and wanted to get people talking about the condition. Cassidy decided to use the colour purple because lavender is recognised as the international flower of epilepsy.

Is there a seizure awareness ribbon?

Epilepsy awareness purple ribbon – epilepsy awareness month T-Shirt.

Is epilepsy classed as a hidden disability?

Epilepsy is sometimes described as a hidden disability because it is not usually obvious that someone has the condition unless they have a seizure. Whether you feel that you have a disability or not, you are protected by the Equality Act if your epilepsy affects you in this way.

What is a symbol for epilepsy?

The area is called hippocampus because it is shaped a bit like a seahorse and ‘hippocampus’ is Greek for seahorse. The hippocampus is the site of the epileptic focus in some people with epilepsy, so for many years, the seahorse was the symbol of Epilepsy Society.

What month is epilepsy awareness Month?

During National Epilepsy Awareness Month (NEAM) in November, join the Epilepsy Foundation as we #RemoveTheFilter and highlight not only the challenges that people with epilepsy may face, but the importance of creating awareness to support the more than 3.4 million people with epilepsy nationwide.

What month is National epilepsy Month?

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Formally recognized by Congress since 2003, the Epilepsy Foundation has long since promoted its importance to bring awareness to the incurable disease. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes seizures.

Does epilepsy get you a blue badge?

A diagnosis of epilepsy will not result in automatic eligibility for a blue badge. Your application will need to include information regarding the frequency of the seizures, whether they are controlled by medication and whether the action of walking brings on a seizure.

Can I claim PIP for epilepsy?

Some people with epilepsy can claim health-related benefits, such as Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Attendance Allowance, and Employment Support Allowance.

Should I wear an epilepsy bracelet?

Wearing a MedicAlert bracelet is important for people with epilepsy. This allows emergency medical providers to quickly identify a person with epilepsy and get in touch with emergency contacts. A number of seizure alert devices are available. These range from traditional metal bracelets to soft, silicone bracelets.

What day is Purple Day for epilepsy?

March 26
Purple Day® is the Global Day for epilepsy awareness and is celebrated annually on March 26.