Navigating Epilepsy: The Road Ahead

November 2013 is epilepsy awareness month

November 2013 is epilepsy awareness month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the USA.  This month provides the epilepsy community with 30 days to shine a light on epilepsy, raise awareness in the general public about epilepsy and seizures, fight stigma and ignorance, raise funds for epilepsy agencies and research, and find a cure. Did you know that eepilepsy affects about 2 million people in the United States and that...

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Purple Pumpkin Project for Epilepsy 2013

Purple Pumpkin Project for Epilepsy 2013

Last year, loving father and epilepsy advocate, Ron Lamontagne, came up with a small local idea in Connecticut when brainstorming on how to get people to talk more about epilepsy.  Little did he know that in just a few months, this initiative would turn into a massive movement that spread all over the US.  The nation was rapidly populated with purple pumpkins of all sizes, shapes, materials and...

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What is Purple Day? The Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness!!

What is Purple Day?  The Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness!!

Purple Day was started by then 8-year-old epilepsy sufferer Cassidy Megan in 2008.  Her initial idea was to “get people talking” about epilepsy so they could be better informed, more educated, and thus, less likely to fall prey to the negative myths about epilepsy.  She also sought to bring people with epilepsy together, to help them feel connected to each other, to their community, and...

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2012 National Walk for Epilepsy

2012 National Walk for Epilepsy

As you may have heard, the annual National Walk for Epilepsy is fast approaching!  For those of you who have not participated in the past, this event is the only national walk to raise awareness, benefit research, and support services and activities dedicated to help improve the lives of those living with epilepsy.  The event is held annually and consists of a family-oriented, non-competitive,...

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About this Blog

About this Blog

So, you’ve been diagnosed with epilepsy. Perhaps this is a new diagnosis; perhaps you’ve been living with this condition for years. Either way, chances are you have many questions and concerns about how this condition will affect your life in general, not just your health. Your epileptologist (physician who specialized in epilepsy) or neurologist can certainly help you decide on medical...

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