Epilepsy and Music
Epilepsy and Music
Over 600,000 people in the UK have epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes seizures. Seizures occur when the electrical impulses in the brain are disrupted. These electrical disruptions cause the brain and body to behave strangely. There are many different types of seizure and each person’s experience of epilepsy is unique. The severity of seizures also differs hugely, ranging from forgetting what you were talking about to loss of consciousness and convulsions. Epilepsy can be controlled with medication as well as exercise and a balanced diet. When diagnosed with epilepsy it’s important to know your triggers, find and take the right medicine that works for you and have regular contact with your GP. With the right treatment, in seven out of 10 cases it is possible to fully control seizures.
Musicians with Epilepsy
Having epilepsy does change things but it shouldn’t prevent you from doing what you want. It is important to remember you are a person with epilepsy and not an epileptic. There are many famous people with epilepsy including some ultra-talented musicians. At Your Life Protected we are specialists in securing epilepsy life insurance and decided to compile a list of our favourite musicians with epilepsy for you to enjoy. Neil Young Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Neil Young is still rocking in the free world after five decades in the music industry. Young has been in influential bands such as Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young as well as releasing a remarkable number of solo albums including Harvest and After The Goldrush. In 2007, Young published his memoirs Waging Heavy Peace where he writes about his epilepsy.
Epilepsy Life Insurance
If you have recently been diagnosed with epilepsy then you will find yourself with so many questions. You will also be experiencing a range of complex emotions. It is important to get as much information as possible – http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/ is full of fantastic resources and a great place to start. You may also start to consider if and how you get epilepsy life insurance and how the condition may affect the cover you can get. At Your Life Protected we specialise in epilepsy life insurance and know which underwriters are most sympathetic, ensuring that you get the best deals. For a quote simply complete our free online enquiry form or call now on 01275 404268.