Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria Inc
DescriptionEpilepsy Foundation of Victoria provides support for people living with epilepsy and their families to help them live better lives.
It is estimated that approximately 3 percent or 150,000 people living in Victoria will have epilepsy in their lifetime. However, the number of people who are significantly affected by epilepsy including, for example, family members and carers, will be approximately four times higher than this number, or 600,000 people.
Up to 10 percent of people in Victoria will have a seizure in their lifetime, due to epilepsy or other health conditions. This represents 520,000 people who are directly affected or 2.08 million people indirectly, yet significantly, affected. Seizures from epilepsy make up the major proportion of total seizures.
Epilepsy was ranked in the top five avoidable causes of death in young people (aged 5-29).