Treatable causes of death accounted for 403 per 100,000 deaths in people with learning disabilities, compared to just 83 per 100,000 deaths in the general population, according to the University of Bristol’s 2019 LeDeR Annual Report. The report, published on 16 July, indicates that the majority of people with learning disabilities […]
Young Epilepsy has launched new digital resource The Channel . As well as a host of broader information, it includes some specific advice on Covid-19 and epilepsy. As we’re sure you’ll be aware, young people with epilepsy are more prone to mental ill health, anxiety and feelings of isolation than […]
On this day,people across the globe come together to talk about epilepsy, raise awareness of the condition and raise money to make a difference to the lives of people affected by epilepsy. Purple day was created in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a young girl from Canada, who has epilepsy and […]
New Guidance for community nurses published by the Queen’s Nurse Institute in association with ESNA Click here
Improving epilepsy management with EpSMon: A Templar to highlight the multifaceted challenges of incorporating digital technologies into routine clinical practice Click here
Assessment of the Predictive Value of Outpatient Smartphone Videos for Diagnosis of Epileptic Seizures A study that examines the accuracy of outpatient smartphone videos in epilepsy. There is a link to the abstract here.
Causes for repeat Emergency Department (ED) attendances for seizures are complex. •We undertook a review of reasons and interventions of seizure related ED attendance. •Findings suggests many factors for attendance are not directly seizure related. •Mental & social well-being & seizure management education influence ED attendance. •Various interventions were identified […]
Young Epilepsy are hosting an event in Bristol Topics include: – How schools support students – Parenting advice from an Educational Psychologist and young people themselves – Preparing for consultations with health professionals – Treatments other than medication – including the Ketogenic Diet – Keeping your child safe Parents Event […]
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14656566.2019.1618272 This review summarises the current most robust evidence available for the use of the newer AEDs belonging to generation two and three in elderly people with epilepsy. The article provides practical evidenced based clinical information to help prescribers choose the most appropriate AED from the drugs discussed.