Tag: epilepsy

Dr. Pip Karoly and Seer Medical Work on a Device and App to Help Predict Seizures

Dr. Pip Karoly is a neuroengineering researcher and a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne who recently spoke with the media about her work with Seer Medical – an Australian-based technology start-up specializing in data analysis for epilepsy – where she is… Continue Reading “Dr. Pip Karoly and Seer Medical Work on a Device and App to Help Predict Seizures”

Potential Issues for Women with Epilepsy

Sometimes, women with epilepsy face additional health challenges or unique issues that may not be faced by men with epilepsy. These can include: Issues related to puberty and adolescence (such as hormones and menstruation) Issues related to reproductive health (such as sexual health, contraception,… Continue Reading “Potential Issues for Women with Epilepsy”

PEI Woman Shares Safety Measure for People Living with Epilepsy

Paxton Caseley, a woman from Prince Edward Island shared a safety measure for people living with epilepsy on her social media and with CBC News. Paxton had a seizure while on public transit and was able to get the help she required thanks to… Continue Reading “PEI Woman Shares Safety Measure for People Living with Epilepsy”

MedicAlert Bracelets for People Living with Epilepsy

MedicAlert bracelets are bracelets that have a medical condition engraved on its surface. MedicAlert bracelets are important so that the people around you are aware of your medical condition and are better prepared to help you in the event of an emergency. They are… Continue Reading “MedicAlert Bracelets for People Living with Epilepsy”

Seer Medical and Professor Mark Cook Create Epilepsy Device to Predict Seizures

Seer Medical – an Australian-based technology start-up specializing in data analysis for epilepsy – has teamed up with in Professor Mark Cook – the Director of the Neurology at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia – to create a device to predict seizures, the… Continue Reading “Seer Medical and Professor Mark Cook Create Epilepsy Device to Predict Seizures”

New Zealand Dietician Charlene Tan-Smith Creates KetoSuite App for Ketogenic Diet Treatment in Children with Epilepsy

Charlene Tan-Smith, a dietician working in New Zealand has created the KetoSuite app for Ketogenic Diet treatment in children with epilepsy. The KetoSuite app not only helps dieticians prescribing the Ketogenic Diet as a treatment option for epilepsy but also aids parents of children… Continue Reading “New Zealand Dietician Charlene Tan-Smith Creates KetoSuite App for Ketogenic Diet Treatment in Children with Epilepsy”

What Apps are Available for Chronic Disease Management?

Many studies have found that mobile apps can assist patients with chronic diseases like epilepsy. A recent research article published in the journal JMIR mHealth and uHealth reviewed several apps for epilepsy and how they may help people manage their epilepsy. Check out more information below:… Continue Reading “What Apps are Available for Chronic Disease Management?”

The Top 10 Priorities for Epilepsy Research in Canada

Over a two-year process, EpLink, the Ontario Brain Institute and the James Lind Alliance collaborated to gather the input of people living and affected by epilepsy in Canada and determine what the most important research priorities epilepsy and seizures are. Read on to find… Continue Reading “The Top 10 Priorities for Epilepsy Research in Canada”

Epilepsy Treatment Options

A number of different treatment options exist for people living with epilepsy, including medications, brain surgery, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, and the Ketogenic Diet. Read on to find out about each different treatment option: Medications: In about 70% of people, medications work to control seizures. There… Continue Reading “Epilepsy Treatment Options”

Watch the Adult Epilepsy Surgery Webinar presented by Dr. Chantelle Hrazdil

Data done on adult epilepsy surgery found that 91% of adults who underwent epilepsy brain surgery experienced a positive impact on their overall quality of life. Epilepsy surgery is not a last resort and should be considered as a third option after your first… Continue Reading “Watch the Adult Epilepsy Surgery Webinar presented by Dr. Chantelle Hrazdil”