The advice centre is our online resource for free information and advice on epilepsy and our other services. Our blog posts cover a wide range of topics and provide valuable knowledge that our clients and others may find useful.
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…Read more
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…Read more
The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK has recently announced that it will be offering a new form of laser surgery for epilepsy patients. The procedure, called epilepsy laser ablation, uses laser technology to destroy abnormal brain tissue that causes seizures. This is a newer, more advanced version of a traditional surgical procedure called…Read more
A study into how cost effective it could be to implement new EEG technology on the NHS has been launched. The study will recruit 33 people with medication resistant epilepsy to trial the small EEG device over a six month period. The technology itself, which has been developed by Danish company UNEEG medical, is a…Read more
Research conducted by Boston Children’s Hospital has found new links between calorie restriction and seizures. Whilst the link between diet and seizures has been known since ancient times, first theorised by Ancient Greek philosopher Hippocrates, it has never been truly clear what the link was and how it can be an effective way to limit…Read more
When first-time parents, Angelique and Darryl’s newborn daughter, Bella, began to have periods where she would “become absent” at just 3 and a half months old, they were of course concerned. Her Mother, Angelique commented that “Bella was fine one minute then staring into space the next. It was like she was absent for a…Read more