Epilepsy Ireland launch new resource for people with epilepsy on memory & wellbeing

Whilst our dedicated team of Community Resource Officers continue to offer supports for people with epilepsy across the country during this pandemic, they have also been working on developing a new resource for people with epilepsy regarding issues with memory & wellbeing.

Problems with memory is often communicated as an issue for many people with epilepsy and one that is often discussed with our team of Community Resource Officers. Issues with memory can present for a number of reasons including - but not limited to - side effects from medications; where a person's epilepsy originates from in their brain and due to the frequency of a person's seizures. 

Likewise, due to the individual nature of epilepsy and given it can be extremely challenging - particularly when a person does not have control over their seizures - this can be extremely detrimental to a person's mental health & wellbeing. On a daily basis, this is another issue that our Community Resource Officers are supporting people with epilepsy on.

Throughout the pandemic, our team has been working on developing a new resource to help aid people with epilepsy with issues surrounding memory and today we are pleased  to officially publish this new resource. The booklet- entitled "Living With Epilepsy: Memory and Wellbeing" - provides information on how issues with memory can present; how to aid your memory; while also giving further information on protecting your wellbeing.

The new resource is available here and for download at the end of this article.

We hope that this will be of benefit to people with epilepsy across the country and should you have any questions on same or indeed, if we can be of support to you in any other aspect if your epilepsy, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your local Community Resource Officer. 

We would like to thank our colleagues in Epilepsy Scotland who we worked with on developing this new resource for their support and advice.

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