Category Archives: Seizures and epilepsy

Seizure risk forecasting: Gain back your independence

There are at least 65 million people in the world currently living with epilepsy. Of those 65 million people, an estimated 15 million are unable to adequately control their seizures with medication. Every day there is the uncertainty of when their next seizure may occur. Studying seizures has been of interest since ancient times, but…

What does a neurologist do?

Neurologists are specialised physicians that diagnose and treat neurological conditions. In other words, they work with conditions of the nervous system that may affect or start in the brain, spinal column, nerves and muscles. When a general practitioner (GP) suspects that you may have seizure events or epilepsy, for example, they may recommend further consultation…

What are the early signs of a seizure disorder?

What is a seizure? A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. The electrical disturbance disrupts the normal function of the brain. As a result, it changes someone’s behaviour, movements, feelings, and can result in altered levels of consciousness. A seizure disorder includes a condition called epilepsy. Epilepsy is a central nervous…

What are focal onset seizures?

Telling one seizure type from another can be confusing to say the least as there are many different types of seizures. All of them can be classified by their ‘onset’ which refers to where in the brain the seizure originates from.  Understanding the difference between types of seizure onsets and being able to recognise them…

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[Video] Meet Professor Mark Cook

Professor Mark Cook is an accomplished neurologist, with decades of experience in the field of neurology. He has dedicated his professional life to the research and development of novel therapies for the treatment of epilepsy in the pursuit of a better life for those living with the condition.  Professor Cook is the Chief Medical Officer…

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Talking to your children about epilepsy

As a parent, it’s natural to feel protective of your children. It’s natural to feel nervous about approaching certain topics or unsure of how to explain them. Even so, there will always be new and important things they need to know. Children are curious by nature, and helping them understand difficult topics is often more…