Epilepsy is one of the few conditions that can get better by being disciplined. One of the lesser-known facts about epilepsy is that, in most cases, its symptomatic seizures can be reduced through medication. Individuals diagnosed with epilepsy need to follow a rigid schedule ensuring that their dosage is taken at the precise time every… Continue reading What to do if you Forget your Epilepsy Medication
The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, managing its entire functioning – from helping us taste pizza to ensuring that our heart continues beating exactly the way it is supposed to. The messages that dictate these functions and all other feelings, thoughts, memories, and sensations, are transmitted either via electrical signals… Continue reading How Does the Electricity in Your Brain Cause Seizures?
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder, the hallmark of which is recurrent, unprovoked seizures. The seizures can last from a few seconds to a few minutes and are caused by a change in the brain’s electrical activity. These seizures can often be easily regulated with the help of a planned, healthy lifestyle and medication. Sometimes,… Continue reading Refractory Epilepsy – What Is It?
Films can be a powerful tool for educating people on a variety of topics and issues. That is only if they manage to get the facts right, and not just rely on stereotypes to make their case. Movies about epilepsy have been around for a while, although most miss the mark due to their stigmatization… Continue reading Movies to Watch if you have Epilepsy
The holiday season is here. There is a sense of cheer and hope in the air, good music reminding us to have a fun time, and plenty of delicious food to look forward to. It’s easy to get caught up with holiday preparations – you are busy with shopping, decorations, and socializing, all of which… Continue reading Tips to make the most out of the holiday season if you live with epilepsy
It’s that time of the year when it seems like every other child and adult will be seen with a sore throat and a runny nose. The flu season is something we all need to deal with every year and, usually, some over-the-counter medication or a routine flu shot will help you through it. You… Continue reading Flu Season and Epilepsy
There is movement in the travel industry again. The International borders are opening up to tourists and many countries are easing their travel restrictions. Getting out again can be difficult for some and more so if you’re living with epilepsy. Traveling at this time can be daunting, but it needn’t hinder your post-pandemic travel plans.… Continue reading Traveling Abroad when Living with Epilepsy
According to the CDC, epilepsy is the third most common neurological condition affecting older adults. Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder affecting older adults after stroke and dementia, and the incidence of epilepsy is increasing rapidly in this population. The signs of epilepsy in older adults can be different than they present in… Continue reading 6 Signs of Epilepsy in Older Adults
Growing up can be difficult, and self-esteem issues are very common among pre-teens and teenagers. Epilepsy can make growing up more difficult in matters of self-esteem, as a child living with epilepsy can be scared that their friends will think they’re different or weird, they fear having a seizure in public, and they don’t want… Continue reading Self-Esteem Tips for Teenagers Living with Epilepsy
SUDEP is a serious and unpredictable phenomena that can occur in those living with epilepsy. The risks of SUDEP can often be a difficult subject to broach; it can prove to be frightening, and it might even make you unhappy or upset. However, by talking about it and equipping yourself with as much knowledge as… Continue reading SUDEP- What are the Risk Factors and How to Reduce Them?