Awareness,  Epilepsy

8 Best Apps To Help Tackle Epilepsy

Living with epilepsy is more than just knowing your seizure triggers, current medication, and dosage. Apps designed to manage epilepsy can help you to take a practical approach to your seizures, can be instrumental in ensuring you receive quality care and can reveal how the condition affects your social, emotional, and physical well-being.

Epilepsy is a neurological condition affecting an estimated 3.4 million people in the United States. The leading symptom of epilepsy is repeated seizures, which affect everyone differently depending on the part of the brain that is involved.

While some people have seizures that cause the body to jerk and shake, others experience unusual sensations or loss of consciousness. Most seizures occur randomly.

Stress, sleep deprivation, alcohol, low blood sugar, specific medications, and flashing bright lights can also trigger them.

Seizures sometimes have a pattern or are more likely to occur in certain situations. It can be useful to record your symptoms and seizures in an epilepsy tracking app or diary, and share the information with a healthcare professional or epilepsy specialist.

Here are the 8 best apps to tackle epilepsy:

Epsy

A seizure and medication management app. Users can log seizures, auras, triggers, medications’ side effects & gain insightful trends. Learn more

(Download for free on iOS and Android)

Seizure Tracker

Designed to help you to manage epilepsy by logging seizures and keeping records of their length, type, potential triggers, and a description of associated symptoms. Learn more

(Download for free on iOS and Android)

SeizAlarm

An app for people with epilepsy and other seizure-related disorders to alert their emergency contacts manually if they think that they will need help soon, or automatically if a seizure-like motion is detected by an iPhone or Apple Watch. Learn more

(Download for free on iOS and Apple Watch)

Medisafe

An app that helps patients manage medications. It helps with dosage and reminds you when you need to take your meds, increasing adherence rates. The information can also be shared with your healthcare team and pharmacy. Learn more

(Download for free on iOS and Google Play)

ZocDoc

A handy app if you’ve recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness, since one of the first things you’ll need to do is find a doctor to treat you. ZocDoc allows you to search for local specialist doctors who are approved by your insurance company. The app will even tell you when the doctor is available to see you. Learn more

(Download for free on iOS and Google Play)

Epilepsy Journal

An app that stores all your relevant health history and insurance details. This makes filling out those endless forms a little less challenging, since you won’t have to rely on your memory for all the details. The app will also allow you to program in doctors’ appointments and all the medications you’re taking.

(Download for free on iOS)

MyID – Medical ID Profile

An app that allows you to store all your relevant medical information, including your conditions, medications, insurance information etc. Learn more

(Download for free on iOS and Android)

CareZone

An app for families of loved ones managing a chronic condition. This app was specifically designed with caregivers in mind, and it can be particularly helpful for those who may be caring for more than one chronically ill person. CareZone offers helpful features such as a calendar to keep track of appointments, a journal to document progress, photo and file storage, medication reminders, and sharing capabilities with family members or friends. It can also help caregivers manage a patient’s medications by inputting dosage information with just the snap of a photo. Learn more

(Download for free on iOS and Android)

Have you tried any of these apps? What has your experience been? What other app(s) would you recommend?

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Tiffany Kairos

I am a happily-ever-after wife, an epilepsy diagnosee, advocate for epilepsy awareness (The Epilepsy Network), life lover & Christ inspired! Life is a journey and I'm loving every moment of it. Even the bumps in the road!

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