Due to the COVID19 pandemic, many of our public fundraising events had to be cancelled due to the public health advice and in the interest of safety of our dedicated members, supporters & volunteers. Furthermore, we have also seen events cancelled where supporters would choose to organically fundraise for us - such as the many marathons that will now unfortunately not go ahead across the country.
NUI Galway School of Medicine student Caoimhe Madden is seeking to hear from people with epilepsy about their experiences of general practices as part of the ASPIRE study.
A new study recently featured in renowned epilepsy medical journal - Epilepsia - has found that psychological distress owing to the COVID19 pandemic is much more prevalent in people with epilepsy.
The study was undertaken in Southwest China during the height of the COVID19 pandemic in the region and compared the psychological distress between 252 people with epilepsy and those who were not living with any condition.
Epilepsy Ireland has received queries from people who are now 12 months seizure free and looking into the process of resuming driving.
In normal times, the applications for licences would be processed through the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) but their offices are closed at the minute due to the ongoing pandemic. Instead, there is an online application system.
Today we enter phase 2 of the easing of COVID19 restrictions in Ireland.
Over the last few weeks, we have been sharing wonderful images from across Ireland as people stay safe and socially distance within their 2km and then within their 5km (see previous article here.) Today people can travel within 20km and within their own county boundaries.
National Epilepsy Week took place between 18th -24th May and saw Epilepsy Ireland team up with UK Epilepsy organisations to explore the theme of #MoreThanSeizures.
Our colleagues in SUDEP Action - working with researchers in Oxford University and international collaborators - have recently launched a series of surveys targetted at people with epilepsy; caregivers of people with epilepsy; and healthcare professionals; regarding COVID19 and Epilepsy.
The HSE have issued a reminder regarding extra precautions that should be taken with food in COVID19 Ireland. While highlighting that the risk of contracting the virus from food packaging is very low, the HSE have outlined some measures that should be taken in the current climate. These are listed below:
Is it time for another quiz night with family & friends while you're social distancing? Are you tired of being tasked to come up with the questions for the weekly quiz night?