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Epilepsy is more common than you might think.
Approximately 250,000 Australians are currently living with epilepsy, while 1 in 25—more than a million Australians—will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
An even larger number will experience at least one seizure in their lifetime—about 1 in 10 people, or 2.5 million Australians.
Epilepsy costs Australia $12.3 billion every year, with the biggest hits to lost wellbeing, lost productivity, and to the health system.
Epilepsy does not discriminate based on age, gender, or ethnicity.
Contrary to popular belief, epilepsy is most prevalent among older populations.
45-54 year olds are the most represented, closely followed by people 65+.
You can make a difference to the lives of people living with epilepsy.
Click here to donate to your local epilepsy organisation and make sure no one living with epilepsy has to go it alone.