A first aid guide for caregivers, an app that allows patients to track epilepsy trends, and 3 more top epilepsy and seizure apps for primary care.
According to the American Epilepsy Society, approximately 3 million people in the US have epilepsy with 1 in 26 people developing epilepsy or recurring seizures in their lifetime. Primary care physicians (PCPs) are often the first to evaluate patients with epilepsy and refer them to specialists, so it is important for PCPs to stay updated on the latest information and clinical tools. Because November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, our app reviewer selected 5 apps that PCPs can recommend to patients and caregivers to aid in epilepsy management and treatment.
In the slideshow above, we highlight:
Epilepsy Journal is a mobile app that allows patients to document and graph features of their epilepsy.
SeizAlarm: Seizure Detection allows patients with seizure disorder to alert emergency contacts when they need help.
SeizAlarm: Seizure Detection is available at iTunes.
Seizure Log allows users to time and videotape seizures as they happen and creates a library of all events along with use of rescue medication and triggers.
EpiWatch is an Apple Watch app specifically designed for a Johns Hopkins research study on patients aged ≥16 years with epilepsy.