Don shows his support for National Epilepsy week

Pictured is Nigel Don, MSP, showing his support for National Epilepsy Week, which has the theme of the 'many faces of epilepsy'.

Pictured is Nigel Don, MSP, showing his support for National Epilepsy Week, which has the theme of the 'many faces of epilepsy'.

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North Angus and Mearns MSP, Nigel Don, joined party leaders to put themselves in the picture about epilepsy issues on May 16.

The event seen politicians frame their personal support to highlight National Epilepsy Week, which runs from Monday (May 19) to Saturday (May 25).

Mr Don remarked: “Epilepsy is still the most common, serious neurological condition in the world but it impacts each person’s life in a unique and individual way.

“Epilepsy affects men, women and children of all ages from every ethnic group and social status. The outlook is brighter for the half whose seizures are well managed with medication.

“The picture is less rosy for almost a fifth whose epilepsy care could be further improved while the remainder face a difficult time, as do their families and carers, due to uncontrolled seizures.

“Epilepsy Scotland believe that with the right treatment seven in 10 people with epilepsy could become seizure free.

“This would save the NHS money and afford an improved quality of life for thousands of families up and down the country.

“I want to help ensure that this happens. “