What is Epilepsy?
Seizures and epilepsy are not the same. A seizure is an event - a disruption of the normal electrochemical activity of the brain - and epilepsy is the disease characterised by tendency to have recurrent seizures.
Under certain circumstances anyone can have a seizure.
Epilepsy is now considered “resolved” for people who have an age-dependent epilepsy syndrome but are now past the relevant age, or people who have been seizure-free for 10 years, with no antiepileptic medication for 5 years.