Gear up for Epilepsy Awareness Month

Each year November is recognized as National Epilepsy Awareness Month. This is an opportunity for each of us to take a moment to spread the word about the millions of people living and dying as a result of this complex group of disorders. Here are a few opportunities to get involved: Purple … Read More

Early results from the 2013 Reader Survey

Check out the early results from the 2013 Reader Survey. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to complete the survey. This is a great opportunity to suggest topics that Living Well With Epilepsy should cover! Don’t miss this opportunity to be heard. This survey is a great way for us to … Read More

Tips on how to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability Benefits and Epilepsy Guest post by Molly Clark Some people who have epilepsy experience severely debilitating forms of the condition. If epilepsy prevents you from keeping a job or earning a living, you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Disability benefits can be used to offset lost … Read More

Interview with founders of new seizure monitor

I recently interviewed the co-founders of Life Patch, a non-invasive real-time temperature monitoring system for children with febrile seizures. I learned about this potential new seizure monitor now in development, and how it may be a help to people living with epilepsy. It turns out co-founders, Aaron Goldstein and Collin Hill, heard … Read More

2013 Reader Survey: Tell us what you think

It’s time for the annual Living Well With Epilepsy reader survey. We did this last year and found it very helpful. This survey is a great way for us to make sure we are on track with what you want from the site. Please take a minute to answer this brief 10 … Read More

Children and Epilepsy: Building Self-Esteem

A guest post by Virginia Cunningham Every parent needs to do their part to make sure their children have high self-esteem, and this is particularly important for children who have issues that can easily affect their self-esteem, like epilepsy. Children diagnosed with epilepsy later in life may need extra encouragement, since they … Read More

June is Epilepsy Stigma Awareness Month

Living Well With Epilepsy is dedicating the month of June to Epilepsy Stigma Awareness. Your overwhelming responses on Facebook and Twitter have prompted us to dedicate a full month to raising awareness on epilepsy related stigma. Epilepsy Stigma Awareness Many of you responded that you feel isolated and angry. Yet there are … Read More

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