As we enter week 4 (or is it 5?) - or for those of you tracking by day , day 178,908– in isolation, we at Epilepsy Ireland have noticed how there seems to be an increased appreciation of life’s “little things.”
We are pleased to officially confirm that we are now offering free online demonstrations for parents & carers of children with epilepsy on "Epilepsy Awareness & the Administration of Buccal Midazolam".
Daniel Flynn, Principal Psychology Manager, of the Cork/Kerry mental health services has released a series of videos in conjunction with the HSE surroundng tips for mental health & minduflness for the duration of the COVID19 situation.
These may be very beneficial to many of our members, supporters & volunteers so please take the time to watch same. We will be sharing each video on our facebook over the coming the week.
We’re on the lookout for a couple of new cover photos for our social media channels but we need your help!!
Getting out for a walk within your 5k is very important in the current confined circumstances as it helps get some exercise in, allows you to get some fresh air and “switch off” in so far as possible.
Epilepsy Ireland is delighted to announce that we are now offering online training for health and allied health professionals on Epilepsy Awareness & the Administration of Buccal Midazolam.
The Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) have launched a new survey on the experiences of those with neurological conditions living in COVID19 Ireland.
The findings of the survey aims to establish an insight into the challenges that people with neurological conditions are facing in the current environment in order to liaise with patient & state bodies to promote a greater understanding of their needs for the duration of the COVID19 outbreak.
Epilepsy Ireland were saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Charlotte Figi at the age of 13.
In her short life, Charlotte lived with Dravet Syndrome – a severe and rare form of childhood epilepsy.
At one point in her life, Charlotte could experience anything up to 300 seizures a day. However her mother investigated the use of CBD for Charlotte.
The presence of autoantibodies in the brain may trigger seizures for some people with epilepsy, according to a new study recently published in the scientific journal, Annals of Neurology.
Autoantibodies are antibodies that mistakenly target a person’s own tissues or organs – unlike “normal” antibodies which target something foreign which may have entered the body.
Happy Easter to everyone from Epilepsy Ireland. Unfortunately, it’s an Easter with a difference this year but that doesn’t mean we all can’t all have some fun!
Emerging research from the United States could provide a vital clue to predicting or preventing Sudden Unexpected Death due to Epilepsy (SUDEP).