Duncan's Story

Duncan Weston is 62. He has lived with epilepsy for 50 years. He doesn't trust himself to take cash out of a  high street bank machine as he knows he is likely to have a seizure mid-transaction and walk away leaving his card and his money in the machine.

He often wanders obliviously across the road in the course of a seizure, unaware of the dangers of traffic and can't travel any distance by bus as sunshine flickering  through trees or lamp posts can trigger a seizure.

'I have tried to escape from hospital when I had a seizure during an EEG,' he says, 'and recently woke up surrounded by paramedics when I had a seizure at the cash desk of my local bank.'