Category Archives: Seizures and epilepsy

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…

[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…

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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…

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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…

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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…