Tag: i am a voice for epilepsy awareness

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”

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”

The Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy Webinar Recording

On Thursday May 21st, the BC Epilepsy Society hosted the Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy Webinar, where pediatric neurologist and Director of the Ketogenic Diet Program at BC Children’s Hospital, Dr. Linda Huh, MD, FRCPC and Dietician at the Ketogenic Diet Program at BC Children’s… Continue Reading “The Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy Webinar Recording”

Service Dogs for People with Epilepsy

You may have seen the news article about the young girl living with epilepsy whose service dog was also given a spot in her yearbook and may be wondering if you would also be able to benefit from a service dog. In today’s blog, we will… Continue Reading “Service Dogs for People with Epilepsy”

Self-Esteem and Epilepsy

It has been found that people with good self-esteem have positive feelings about themselves, have healthy relationships, are usually better at dealing with life’s challenges and believe if themselves. On the other hand, it has been found that people with poor self-esteem have negative… Continue Reading “Self-Esteem and Epilepsy”

Self-Care and Epilepsy

If someone is already depleted by physical and/or mental exhaustion they are less able to handle the stresses that come their way, whether or not that person has epilepsy. This is where the regular practice of something like self-care can come in handy. Self-care… Continue Reading “Self-Care and Epilepsy”

Information on Picture Books and Novels about epilepsy

There are various picture books and novels about epilepsy that you can read with your family, friends and loved ones to help them understand epilepsy. Please see below for a list: Violet’s Special Day by Amy Guenther This book is about a girl who has… Continue Reading “Information on Picture Books and Novels about epilepsy”