MINCEP provides individualized instruction and support to patients and their caregivers. Tailored instructional programs guide them through information that is relevant to their diagnosis and treatment plan, selecting an approach that is sensitive to inherent differences in age, sex and lifestyle. The program staff helps the patient understand this information and monitors retention of critical information. An informed patient increases the likelihood of adherence to the prescribed treatment plan. When patients understand their disorder and know what to expect, they can better deal with and control epilepsy's effect on their lives.