Seizure detection and alerting devices hold promise for preventing sudden death in epilepsy.
Cassandra Kazl, MD; and Daniel Friedman, MD, MSc | Practical Neurology | November/December 2018, Volume 17, Number 9 | Retrieved From: http://practicalneurology.com/2018/12
For many of the 3 million adults and 470,000 children in the US (1.2% of the population) living with active epilepsy,1 the unpredictable nature of seizures is unsettling for both patients and caregivers. Seizures can have many immediate negative consequences; the most significant is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), the most common cause of premature death among people with epilepsy.2 The pathophysiology of SUDEP often includes a
Please be advised the warning of a new lighting system at the Tribute Community Centre, home of the Oshawa Generals. If you have received tickets through our volunteer program, or have purchased tickets to see an event at the Tribute Community Centre (details below), please connect with their organization for further information if you are sensistive to this type of lighting as it can be a potential seizure trigger.
Tribute Community Centre
Director of Business Operations
905.433.0900 ext. 2223
More than 30 years ago, volunteers established Epilepsy Durham Region (EDR) in an Oshawa school auditorium, with a wish list for a typewriter, pens, and paper. EDR has transformed into a dedicated, thriving, frontline Community Epilepsy Agency that provides local community programs across Durham Region. As EDR grows, so does the request for services and we need your help.
As a staff of two, EDR would not be able to help the nearly 32,000 individuals on average we reach each year without the aid of our dedicated volunteers. The quest to heighten awareness, dispel myths, and provide education is urgent. Please consider volunteering your time or skillset this year, and help to empower the 6,500 individuals and their families living with epilepsy.
Programs targeted toward at-risk youth in Toronto on the chopping block
Muriel Draaisma, Dexter Brown · CBC News · Posted: Dec 16, 2018 11:31 AM ET | Last Updated: December 16 | www.cbc.ca
The Ontario government is slashing $25 million in funding for specialized programs in elementary and secondary schools across the province.
The cut will mean the end of a number of initiatives for at-risk youth, including an after-school program run by teens in low-income areas that was established in the wake of the so-called "summer of the gun" in Toronto.
According to the city's public school board, the move will also affect programs that encouraged physical activity among students and offered in-class tutors to children, as well as supports for racialized youth.
MPP Marit Stiles, the NDP education critic, said the cut will be "deeply felt" by students across the
HOLIDAYS AND EPILEPSY
The holiday season is meant to be very joyful and stress-free; however, it normally ends up being the opposite. Constant cleaning for guests, shopping for gifts and going to holiday parties can cause one to feel overwhelmed and worried. This time of year can also bring memories of lost family members which can manifest into sadness or depression.
To begin, it is important to realize that being highly stressed is not good for anyone, particularly someone with epilepsy. This is because stress can be a trigger for someone with this neurological disease, and can cause an increase of seizure activity. Evidently, not everyone with epilepsy has seizures triggered by stress; though, it is important to try and avoid stress when possible to ensure better physical health.
A great way to reduce stress around the time of the holidays is to learn to manage your time. This means planning what you are going to do for