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Seizures in Youth & Adults

Research into link between brain injury and epilepsy is giving Eileen Campbell hope

January 5, 2017

By Deron Hamel When Eileen Campbell was 14 years old, she was involved in a car crash that resulted in a brain injury. After the accident, she developed epilepsy which caused her to have tonic-clonic seizures. Now 49, Campbell has lived with the challenges epilepsy poses. She has three grown sons, each of whom has…

Project being developed to help police, first responders identify non-convulsive seizures

September 15, 2016

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario is working on a project to create an information package epilepsy support agencies across the province can use to educate police services and first responders on how to identify people who are having a non-convulsive seizure. The provincial agency is adapting a project created by Epilepsy Toronto to help build…

EpLink survey will help steer research in the direction people with epilepsy want

July 7, 2016

By Deron Hamel EpLink, the epilepsy research program of the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), is hoping to garner as much feedback as possible through a survey to help the organization prioritize research. The survey is aimed at people living with epilepsy, their families and those working at epilepsy support agencies. EpLink’s No. 1 priority is…