The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia is committed to the prevention and contraol of epilepsy and to improving the lives of people who have this disorder.
The foundation provides education, advocacy and service for people affected by seizures. Through its community involvement with employers, teachers, healthcare professionals and individuals with epilepsy and their families the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia is active in a broad range of programs.
Epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder, is a physical condition caused by sudden brief changes in how the brain works. When brain cells are not working properly, a person's conciousness, movements or actions may be altered for a short time. Thes physical changes are called seizures. Epilepsy affects people of all nations, ages and races. It is the 3rd most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after Alzheimers and stroke. Epilepsy affects more people than cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease combined.