The BC Epilepsy Society’s HOBSCOTCH (HOme-Based Self-management and COgnitive Training CHanges lives) program is a memory program for people living with epilepsy and is an evidence-based program.

HOBSCOTCH is a behavioral program designed to address memory and attention problems in adults with epilepsy. The program is designed to help adults with seizures find ways to manage and cope with memory problems in order to lead happier, more productive lives. The program consists of 8 sessions delivered by a certified HOBSCOTCH Memory Coach. The sessions occur weekly, are conducted over Zoom and last 45-60 minutes. HOBSCOTCH has been shown to be effective for adults with epilepsy who are experiencing memory problems. The program is appropriate for those with controlled and uncontrolled seizures.

Key components of the program include:

  • Education to teach basics of memory function, normal memory problems and factors related to seizure-related cognitive problems.
  • Self-awareness training emphasizing awareness of the multiple influences that affect memory and attention.
  • Memory strategies, or compensatory strategies, that improve how memory works in daily life.
  • Problem Solving Therapy (PST) to provide the participant with skills to systematically work through memory related difficulties and other problems faced.

If you would like to overcome your memory problems and improve your quality of life by participating in this free program, please email Sonia Ali at sonia@bcepilepsy.com for more information or to register.