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March 26th Purple Day

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 […]

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Exploring epilepsy attendance at the emergency department and interventions which may reduce unnecessary attendances: A scoping review

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 […]

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PARENTS EVENT For parents of children with epilepsy Bristol Aquarium Anchor Road, Harbourside Bristol, BS1 5DB, 24th January 10am to 2pm

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 […]

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New anti-seizure medication for elderly epileptic patients

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.

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Weekly Round Up – 3rd January 2019

 Dear All                                                                                                 Please see below items/information for your interest.                                                 Hope you all have a very happy and healthy 2019!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Best wishes.                                                                                                 Lisa INFORMATION NETWORK Rib Cap Catalogue Dear All FYI – See attachment Kind regards Helen  *******************     INFORMATION NETWORK […]

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