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Epilepsy Awareness

Mother underscores importance of diagnosing ESES epilepsy early

June 7, 2018

By Deron Hamel Jennifer Young says parents should be aware of the symptoms of Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep (ESES) epilepsy, a condition that appears in childhood and does not present itself through seizures but rather as learning difficulties and behavioural changes. Jennifer’s son was diagnosed with ESES when he was seven years old and…

Two women launch epilepsy awareness campaign in Sudbury

March 19, 2018

With no epilepsy support centre in town, Leslie Moutsatsos and Jenny Lamothe want to build support for Epilepsy Awareness Month By Deron Hamel March is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and with no epilepsy support centre in Greater Sudbury, Leslie Moutsatsos and Jenny Lamothe have taken it upon themselves to create a campaign to raise awareness of…

Putting Epilepsy Programs in Provincial Budget

February 22, 2018

Epilepsy Ontario has sent the provincial government recommendations on how to improve the lives of people with epilepsy, by funding community education and support programs at Community Epilepsy Agencies, as part of this year’s budget consultation. Click here to send a short message of support to the Health and Finance Ministers. While Epilepsy Ontario and…