Category: Blog Posts

Memory Tips for People Living with Epilepsy

People living with epilepsy may face issues with memory as a result of their epilepsy, their seizures, their medication, or a combination of all three. If you face issues with your memory, you are not alone. Please see below for some quotes on memory… Continue Reading “Memory Tips for People Living with Epilepsy”

Epilepsy and Halloween – Tips to Stay Safe

As the air gets colder, we are reminded that Halloween is quickly approaching. This holiday, which originated from All Hallows Eve, the last day of the Celtic calendar, and a Pagan holiday to honour the dead, now acts as a celebration of the season… Continue Reading “Epilepsy and Halloween – Tips to Stay Safe”

FREE ONLINE EPILEPSY CONFERENCES IN NOVEMBER

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month in the US and several US-based epilepsy organizations are hosting free online epilepsy conferences during the month of November, all of which will feature internationally renowned expert speakers. Please see below for a list of conferences taking place: Interactive… Continue Reading “FREE ONLINE EPILEPSY CONFERENCES IN NOVEMBER”

What If … Documentary Series™

The What If … Documentary Series™ was born out of necessity to highlight the lack of action from the Provincial Government of British Columbia and include the unsuccessful efforts of the BC Epilepsy Society to meet with government of a period of 26 months.… Continue Reading “What If … Documentary Series™”

Results from our Surveys

In August, we released the Epilepsy and the COVID-19 Pandemic in British Columbia survey to determine the effect that the COVID-19 Pandemic had on people living with and affected by epilepsy in British Columbia, including on their daily life, seizures, seizure frequency and more.… Continue Reading “Results from our Surveys”

This Survey is Your Voice for Change! *Deadline SEPTEMBER 14TH*

“British Columbians living with epilepsy have not had a voice re: data collection in the adult epilepsy health care crisis. Those days are over! By participating in our survey, you are holding this government accountable and responsible going forward. Our health care providers and… Continue Reading “This Survey is Your Voice for Change! *Deadline SEPTEMBER 14TH*”

Epilepsy Has Had a Voice in the 2021 Budget Consultation

On August 21st, 2020, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services released the “Report on the Budget 2021 Consultation”. This report was created based on the recommendations that they received during the 2021 Budget Consultation Process, which Kim Davidson, CEO & Executive… Continue Reading “Epilepsy Has Had a Voice in the 2021 Budget Consultation”

WTF – Where’s The Focus: Side-by-Side Comparison of Adult Epilepsy Care and Funding in BC and Alberta

BC is a have-not province when it comes to the care and support provided to people living with epilepsy in BC and particularly within the adult epilepsy system. In fact, when compared with the care and support provided to people living with epilepsy in… Continue Reading “WTF – Where’s The Focus: Side-by-Side Comparison of Adult Epilepsy Care and Funding in BC and Alberta”

The Ugly Truth about Epilepsy Funding for Adult Programs in BC

BC is a have-not province when it comes to the care and support provided to the epilepsy population in BC and the struggle for people living with epilepsy in BC still continues. For more information on the story of epilepsy, the orphaned disease in… Continue Reading “The Ugly Truth about Epilepsy Funding for Adult Programs in BC”

BC Epilepsy Society Presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

On Thursday June 11th, the BC Epilepsy Society had the opportunity to present to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services during the 2021 Budget Consultation process. During this presentation, Kim Davidson, CEO & Executive Director of the BC Epilepsy Society and… Continue Reading “BC Epilepsy Society Presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services”