National Epilepsy Week

May 18th – May 24th marks National Epilepsy Week and sees a number of epilepsy organisations from the UK & Ireland come together to raise awareness of the condition.

As the only representative patient organisation for people with epilepsy and their families in Ireland, we are proud to be taking part in the week alongside our colleagues in the UK.

Stress Control online sessions

A new series of Stress Control online sessions are set to begin on Monday, May 11th. These are undoubtably stressful times and for many people with epilepsy, stress can lead to increased seizures so it's important to do what you can to help manage your stress in the current environment.

The sessions will be led by Dr Jim White, consultant clinical psychologist and will be broadcast on youtube live. The timetable for the classes and what is covered is contained in the image below:

Study suggests repeat epilepsy surgery likely to be less successful

A new study has suggested that repeat epilepsy surgery aimed at gaining seizure control is likely to be less successful.

The Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center in the United States wanted to investigate whether outcomes are improved or not if surgery is attempted again in cases where a person’s first surgery was not deemed a success. The study was the largest to date to investigate this matter.