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Other Treatments (Alternative)

The continuing success story of Kerry Jenkins

November 27, 2014

In January, Voices of Epilepsy spoke with 45-year-old Peterborough resident Kerry Jenkins, who had lived with epilepsy since age seven. She shared her story of how deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery cut her seizures in half and eliminated her tonic-clonic seizures. The surgery continues to improve her quality of life. Today, Jenkins says that 75…

EpLink study focusing on improving children’s working memory

March 14, 2013

A study aimed at improving children’s working memory with a computer-based training program is being cited as one of the major highlights of EpLink, an epilepsy research program established by the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI). EpLink co-director Dr. McIntyre Burnham says the study, which is led by Dr. Elizabeth Kerr, a clinical neuropsychologist at Toronto’s…