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

Everything You Need to Know About Photosensitive Epilepsy

Photosensitive Epilepsy (PSE) is defined by seizures that are caused by visual stimuli that form patterns in time or space, such as flashing lights, bold, regular patterns or regular moving patterns. It affects about one out of every 4,000 people in the world. It is important to note, however, that people with or without epilepsy… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Photosensitive Epilepsy

Summer Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Living with Epilepsy

The warm months of summer can be an amazing time filled with barbeques, poolside drinks, and long vacations. Yet, people living with a chronic condition, such as epilepsy, may worry about the summer months. After all, evidence suggests that alterations in weather conditions, especially during spring and summer, can trigger a seizure. While this concern… Continue reading Summer Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Living with Epilepsy

What You Need to Know about Purple Day

Approximately 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every day, yet people continue to misconstrue what exactly this condition is all about. This is because, even though epilepsy is a common condition, understanding it can be challenging. Epilepsy Awareness Day, or Purple Day, aims to bring epilepsy awareness to the forefront.  Purple Day is observed every… Continue reading What You Need to Know about Purple Day

Epilepsy and empathy – how to help your child relate to people with epilepsy

Did you know that 20% of Americans feel nervous around someone with epilepsy? That’s a fact we shared on our Instagram and Facebook pages this month. If a neurological condition like epilepsy isn’t understood, or is feared by many adults, it is unlikely that they will have the information needed to educate their children. Children should be taught at… Continue reading Epilepsy and empathy – how to help your child relate to people with epilepsy

How to Keep Safe During the Flu Season

For people living with epilepsy, the threshold for seizures increases when they contract infections like the flu. The cause of this is yet unknown, however, other well-known triggers such as excessive stress, sleep deprivation and the inability to keep food down while having the flu, could make the seizures more likely. Fevers are known triggers… Continue reading How to Keep Safe During the Flu Season