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

WAYS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THOSE WITH EPILEPSY

People living with a chronic condition, such as epilepsy, tend to be treated by others as “different”. This can be aggravating, to say the least! Our loved ones living with epilepsy are the same as any other person, but we should give them extra support.  Support doesn’t always mean listening to a problem and finding… Continue reading WAYS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THOSE WITH EPILEPSY

Covid-Safety For Children With Epilepsy

Parents of children with epilepsy always worry about their child having a seizure. The Covid-19 Pandemic has only added to their worries. While there is no evidence that having epilepsy can make an individual more prone to catching the Corona Virus or having more severe Covid symptoms, children (and adults) who have other conditions alongside… Continue reading Covid-Safety For Children With Epilepsy

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Invests in Smart Monitor

Smart Monitor’s innovative SmartWatch is earning attention and winning support. Prosper Women Entrepreneurs, an organization in St. Louis, has selected Smart Monitor for its capital investment and accelerator program. Smart Monitor is one of six women-led companies that was selected for the program.   The resources and support will help Smart Monitor leverage their increasing… Continue reading Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Invests in Smart Monitor

SHOWS, MOVIES AND BOOKS THAT HAVE CHARACTERS WITH EPILEPSY

Since the first written account of epilepsy, people who experienced seizures were associated with having divine power or experiencing demonic possession. Movies were no better, and tended to  portray stereotypical scenes of people experiencing seizures which promoted misconceptions about the condition. Thankfully, over time, the portrayal of epileptic seizures in TV shows, movies and books… Continue reading SHOWS, MOVIES AND BOOKS THAT HAVE CHARACTERS WITH EPILEPSY

WHAT NOT TO SAY TO SOMEONE WITH EPILEPSY

More than 50 million people worldwide live with epilepsy, yet it’s still a misunderstood condition lacking awareness and understanding in the general community. Often, due to stigmas, people living with epilepsy try to conceal their condition from those around them. If you’re spending a lot of time with someone who has seizures, and they trust… Continue reading WHAT NOT TO SAY TO SOMEONE WITH EPILEPSY

Epileptic Seizures- Triggers And Care During The Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a fun time for everyone. Along with parties, lights, drinking, and all the merry making, it is also very important to be aware of the various triggers of seizures and taking the utmost care to keep them at bay. While the major causes of seizures include brain injury, high fever,… Continue reading Epileptic Seizures- Triggers And Care During The Holiday Season