Tips to make the most out of the holiday season if you live with 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

Flu Season and 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

Traveling Abroad when Living with 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

6 Signs of Epilepsy in Older Adults

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

Self-Esteem Tips for Teenagers Living with Epilepsy

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- What are the Risk Factors and How to Reduce Them?

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?

Back to School Tips for Children with Epilepsy

Shopping for school supplies, signing up for extracurricular activities, meeting friends and teachers — the prospect of beginning a new school year can be exciting for children! As a parent of a child living with epilepsy, however, you are often left wondering, “Are they in safe hands?”, “Will their school performance be impacted in any… Continue reading Back to School Tips for Children with Epilepsy

Types of Epilepsy and their Causes

Epilepsy is a complex and diverse spectrum of disorders. While most people have heard of tonic-clonic and absence seizures, and associate epileptic seizures with loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions, there are numerous types of epilepsy – each one caused by various factors, expressed in different ways.  Here are a few lesser known types… Continue reading Types of Epilepsy and their Causes

Organizations that Give Back to Wounded Veterans

Every year on July 4th, the United States celebrates Independence Day. Although hot dogs, fireworks, and parades provide for enjoyable family memories, our heroic troops who valiantly defend our country should take center stage during the holiday. There are as many as 2.2 million wounded veterans in the U.S. who live with a variety of… Continue reading Organizations that Give Back to Wounded Veterans

Simple Tips to Help You Remember to Take your Epilepsy Medication On Time

People living with epilepsy often worry about how their condition will affect their day-to-day lives, but they can absolutely lead successful, fulfilling lives with proper treatment. This goes to show that epilepsy can be effectively managed with appropriate care and medication. However, skipping doses or taking prescribed medicines irregularly can severely reduce the impact of… Continue reading Simple Tips to Help You Remember to Take your Epilepsy Medication On Time