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Types of Seizures

2 charities partner to create educational sessions focused on Dravet spectrum disorders

March 27, 2017

By Deron Hamel Dravet Canada and SUDEP Aware have partnered to deliver a series of educational sessions led by researchers and clinicians to provide the latest information about Dravet spectrum disorders to families and caregivers of people living with the condition. The first Dravet Day events are being held April 8 in Toronto and St.…

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…