Epilepsy and Learning Disability

Out of every 100 people with a learning disability, around 22 also have epilepsy. This means epilepsy affects about one in five people with a learning disability.

The more severe the learning disability, the higher the possibility that the person will also have epilepsy.

A smaller number of people with Down’s syndrome have epilepsy (two out of every 100). But if someone with Down’s syndrome also has dementia, they are then much more likely to develop epilepsy.

It is often harder to support someone when they have two or more health conditions.

Want to know more?  Carers of people with epilepsy and a learning disability - Epilepsy Action