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OUR MISSION

 

"The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies."

 

NINTH ANNUAL GALA - "A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS"

Gala, 2016

 

 

SEIZURES MORE COMMON AMONG DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN

Seizures more often occur in children and adolescents who are socially or economically disadvantaged and have comorbid conditions, according to data published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Seizures more often occur in children and adolescents who are socially or economically disadvantaged and have comorbid conditions, according to data published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Read More...

 

NUTRITION AND SEIZURE CONTROL

Studies dating back to the 1920s have shown that diet can improve seizure control in people who have epilepsy. Although these studies are based on a strict diet called the ketogenic diet, recent evidence has shown that less restrictive diets may also be helpful. The Modified Atkins diet and the Low Glycemic Index Treatment are two such diets that have been studied. The common feature of these diets is that they eliminate sugar and all sweets. Nutritionists who counsel people with epilepsy have noted that even simple but consistent diet changes have resulted in improvement in seizure control. These diet changes include steps towards a natural, whole foods diet. They do not require medical supervision and may be adopted by anyone who wishes to improve his or her diet. It may take several days or even a few weeks of consistently eating a healthier diet to affect your epilepsy. Read More...

 

SEIZURE PREDICTION: AN ELUSIVE, YET IMPORTANT, GOAL

For people with epilepsy, the unpredictable nature of seizures causes great stress and can disrupt their lives in many ways. If seizures could be predicted, some people may have greater freedom and confidence going about each day. They could also intervene and respond ahead of time and ideally prevent or lessen severity of seizures. Currently, there are no prediction devices available, but tremendous efforts are underway. Hopefully, with further study, reliable means of predicting will be available in the near future! Read More...

 

SCHNUCKS ESCRIP PROGRAM

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SEIZURE MEDICATION LIST

http://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20150108/2e/62/da/bf/9d62b81d5b1c89bf0f9568d0_276x183.jpgWhat medications do you or your loved one take to control epilepsy? Do you know the adverse effects of those medications or the potential drug interactions?  Take a look at this in-depth list of seizure medications provided to you by the Epilepsy Foundation. Treatments are available that can successfully control seizures for most people with epilepsy. The first treatment is almost always one of the many seizure medications that are now available. Each medicine tends to work better with certain kinds of seizures than for others. If one treatment fails, another may be work better. Click here to view more information about the medication you or someone you love is taking. 

 

RESOURCES
Toolkit

Epilepsy & My Child Toolkit

SUDEP Guide

SUDEP Family Resource Guide

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