The Role of Genetic Testing in Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment

17th October 2023

Epilepsy is extremely complex with a diverse range of causes and manifestations. While some cases of epilepsy are linked to identifiable factors, others appear to have a genetic basis. Genetic testing has emerged as a valuable tool in understanding the genetic underpinnings of epilepsy, providing insights into diagnosis, treatment options, and personalised care. In this…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy, News

Coping with Seizure Anxiety: Strategies for Reducing Worry

10th October 2023

Living with epilepsy often involves not only managing physical symptoms but also addressing emotional challenges. One such challenge is the anxiety that can stem from the unpredictability of seizures. Coping with seizure anxiety is crucial for maintaining a good quality of life and overall well-being. In this article, we'll delve into the world of seizure-related…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Epilepsy and Memory Enhancement: Strategies for Recall Improvement

3rd October 2023

Memory plays a crucial role in our daily lives, enabling us to learn, recall information, and navigate our experiences. However, epilepsy and its treatments can sometimes impact memory function. The good news is that there are various strategies and techniques that individuals with epilepsy can employ to enhance their memory and optimise cognitive function. In…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Exploring Mindfulness Meditation for Seizure Management

26th September 2023

Living with epilepsy can be a challenging journey, often marked by uncertainty and stress. Alongside medical treatments, exploring complementary approaches to enhance well-being is essential. Mindfulness meditation, a practice rooted in ancient traditions, has gained recognition for its potential to improve mental and emotional health. In this article, we will explore the world of mindfulness…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Exploring Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) as a Promising Treatment for New-Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE)

29th June 2023

In the realm of epilepsy, the management of new-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) poses unique challenges. However, a promising avenue of research has emerged, focusing on the potential of Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) as a novel treatment option. This blog post delves into recent research that investigates the application of VNS in NORSE, shedding light…

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Category: News, Treatments

Smoking and Epilepsy: A Lesser Known Trigger?

22nd June 2023

When it comes to epilepsy, discussions often revolve around triggers like stress, sleep deprivation, and certain medications. However, there is another factor that deserves attention: smoking. In this blog post, we delve into the intricate connection between tobacco use and epilepsy. While smoking is known to pose numerous health risks, its specific impact on epilepsy…

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