Recognizing and Managing Postictal States in Epilepsy: A Comprehensive Guide

11th April 2024

Epilepsy can present various challenges for individuals and their caregivers. Beyond the seizure itself, many may not be familiar with the postictal state, a crucial phase that follows a seizure. Understanding and effectively managing postictal states is essential for providing optimal care and support to those living with epilepsy. What is a Postictal State? The…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

New Sodium Valproate Measures Announced by the EU

4th April 2024

Valproate prescriptions for men with epilepsy are now subject to precautionary measures across the European Union (EU), as announced by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). These measures align with the guidelines set by the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) but are comparatively less stringent. In the UK, individuals under the age of…

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Exploring Virtual Reality Therapy for Epilepsy: A Promising Frontier in Seizure Management

28th March 2024

Living with epilepsy involves navigating a complex landscape of treatments and strategies to enhance overall well-being. In recent years, innovative approaches have emerged to complement traditional therapies. One such promising frontier is Virtual Reality (VR) therapy, offering new possibilities for managing epilepsy and improving the quality of life for individuals dealing with this neurological condition.…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy, News

Epilepsy and Sensory Processing: Strategies for Managing Sensory Overload

21st March 2024

Living with epilepsy often involves navigating a range of challenges beyond the seizures themselves. One such challenge that individuals with epilepsy may encounter is sensory processing difficulties, where the brain has trouble organising and making sense of information received through the senses. Understanding and managing sensory overload is crucial for enhancing the quality of life…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Creating Epilepsy-Friendly Events: Guidelines for Accessibility

14th March 2024

Hosting events that prioritise inclusivity and accessibility is crucial for individuals with epilepsy. Explore the steps and guidelines for organising epilepsy-friendly events that cater to diverse needs, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Venue Considerations Discuss selecting venues with features like clear signage, well-lit spaces, and easy navigation to minimise triggers and potential…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Explaining Epilepsy to Children: A Parent’s Guide

20th February 2024

Living with epilepsy can be challenging, not just for those who experience seizures but also for their families. Parents often find themselves facing the delicate task of explaining epilepsy to their children. It's crucial to approach this conversation with sensitivity, honesty, and age-appropriate language. In this blog post, we'll provide a guide for parents on…

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Category: Advice, Living with Epilepsy