Choose your country or region to see content specific to your location.

Category Archives: Seizures and epilepsy

A hand with the index finger pointing up and with a red bow tied around it. This represents and old idea to tie a bow around your finger to remember something.

Are your memory problems normal?

A certain amount of loss in memory and brain function (thinking, reasoning, perception, and learning) is a perfectly normal part of aging. However, there are some signs of memory loss that are not normal and may indicate a more serious issue. If you experience any abnormal memory loss, or have any concerning symptoms, please seek…

Interconnected neurons with electrical pulses.

How is epilepsy diagnosed?

Diagnosing epilepsy is not always straightforward, but with the right care and investigation, your doctor will find you the best course of action.  This article will give you an overview of how epilepsy is diagnosed, types and causes of seizures, and diagnostic testing options. Is it epilepsy? Common seizure symptoms Start by seeing your doctor…

Seer Medical logo with cartoon of person in hospital bed.

Video-EEG — Hospital or Seer Medical?

Video-EEG monitoring is a comprehensive test used to diagnose seizures. It combines EEG recording (EEG, electroencephalogram, measures what’s happening in the brain) with video recording, and in most cases also includes ECG recording (ECG, electrocardiogram, measures what’s happening in the heart).  Previously, video-EEG was only available through the hospital, but is now widely accessible through…

'Moments by Seer' logo.

6 unique stories from people touched by epilepsy

Moments by Seer is an interview series seeking to spread awareness about epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects at least 50 million people worldwide. Not only is it one of the world’s oldest recognised conditions, but, today, it still remains misunderstood, discriminated against, and life-threatening. Moments by Seer was filmed to help change…

Smiling man receiving support from friend.

How to support a friend living with epilepsy

When you discover that someone you know or care about has epilepsy, you might not know how to respond or what to do. As their friend and/or loved one, there are lots of ways you can be supportive, it’s really just a matter of understanding how this condition affects their lives. What does having epilepsy…

Cut out of a head with brainwaves and a purple ribbon for epilepsy awareness.

What people with epilepsy want you to know

Though our modern understanding of epilepsy has come a long way, it can still be a mysterious subject for many people. It’s a condition with a long history of disproven theories, misconceptions, and social stigma. As a result, it can be challenging for people with epilepsy to feel their condition is properly understood.  There is…

Doctor filling out form with patient

Tips for monitoring — Part 2: How to get the best monitoring results

Better data quality during your monitoring means more detailed information for your doctor and, hopefully, less testing for you moving forward. For the best monitoring results, we’ve got you covered with world-class technology and a team of professionals that are with you every step of the way. If you are about to start your monitoring,…

Person wearing epilepsy monitoring system is sitting on the couch and watching TV. The camera is set up next to the TV.

Video-EEG — Why is video used to diagnose seizures?

Updated 13/12/2021 When it comes to diagnosing seizures or seizure-like events, your doctor may recommend a few types of testing. If you have been referred for a video-EEG test — sometimes written as VEEG or VEM — this article will cover some questions you may have. What is video-EEG (VEEG) monitoring? Why is video recorded…