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Back to School for Children with Epilepsy
As September nears, families prepare for the back to school season, shopping for new clothes, school supplies and signing up for extracurricular activities; however, what about epilepsy planning and management?  For the most part, youth…
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Tips for Transitioning to Post-Secondary School
Heading to university or college is an exciting adventure and freshmen often report feeling anticipation, excitement, happiness and curiosity.  However, this major stage in life is often accompanied by other feelings, such as anxiety or…
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The Potential Benefits of a Seizure Service Dog
Service and therapy animals are gaining prevalence in society, and it is only natural for those living with epilepsy to wonder if they could benefit from a service animal.  Service dogs for epilepsy, or Seizure…
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An Athlete's Courage: A Story of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Recovery
Rich O’Brien is an adaptive golf instructor who works with advanced and disabled golfers, using golf as therapy.  Rich has over 30 years of experience, but he also has his own harrowing narrative about traumatic…
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Considerations for Caregivers to Children with Epilepsy
In our previous blog post, our focus was caregivers to those living with epilepsy, and in this article, we continue the discussion by looking at a special caregiver relationship: the parent of a child with…
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The Health and Role of the Caregiver
If you are a caregiver for someone with epilepsy, you know that the role requires many skills and can be both rewarding and never ending.  Caregivers may be partners, parents, children, siblings, relatives or friends…
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