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
Category: Living 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
What to do when someone is having a seizure?
Witnessing someone having a seizure can be a frightening experience. You need to act quickly and be there for them without panicking. Although you can’t do anything to stop the seizure, there are things you can do to protect them from injury. Most seizures aren’t an emergency and are caused due to changes in the… Continue reading What to do when someone is having a seizure?
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
Everything You Need To Know About Seizure Alert Dogs
Most people who have or have had a pet dog would attest to the fact that their canine companion is their best friend, but for a growing number of people who have physical, mental or neurological conditions, a dog is an integral part of their daily lives. Guide dogs, also called assistance dogs, lead the… Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Seizure Alert Dogs
SmartWatch from Smart Monitor Starts New Trial at NYU Langone Medical Center
Smart Monitor is pleased to announce the start of clinical studies of SmartWatch at NYU’s Langone Medical Center. Researchers will study “Detecting Ictal Impairment using a simple task and a wirst worn device” in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This study is supported in part by grant funding from the Danny DID Foundation. This funding… Continue reading SmartWatch from Smart Monitor Starts New Trial at NYU Langone Medical Center
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
Smart Monitor Wins Everyday Health Award for Innovation in Digital Health at 2014 International CES
Smart Monitor CEO Anoo Nathan accepts the Everyday Health Award at the International CES. “We are thrilled that our SmartWatch wearable device has been recognized for the autonomy and peace of mind it brings to people prone to seizures, as well as their families,” said Anoo Nathan, CEO of Smart Monitor. “We are especially grateful… Continue reading Smart Monitor Wins Everyday Health Award for Innovation in Digital Health at 2014 International CES