Learning Outcomes for Study Session 15

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

15.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 and 15.4)

15.2  Describe the common types and causes of epileptic seizures. (SAQs 15.2 and 15.3)

15.3  Explain how to provide emergency treatment for person who is having a seizure, and how to minimise the risk of further seizures. (SAQ 15.3)

15.4  Understand the reasons for referring people with epilepsy and what should be done to support and manage this condition in your community. (SAQ 15.3)

15.5  Describe the main features of dementia. (SAQ 15.4)

15.6  Describe the possible care and treatment of people with dementia in the community. (SAQ 15.4)

Study Session 15  Epilepsy and Dementia

15.1  Epilepsy