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Online toolkit designed to help employers of people with epilepsy

October 30, 2014

A first-of-its-kind online toolkit is now available to provide training and resources to companies and organizations that have employees with epilepsy. Developed by Epilepsy Toronto, the [email protected] toolkit was recently launched.  It was developed with the support of the Government of Ontario, Epilepsy Ontario and CIBC. The goal of the resource is to help those…

EpLink study aims to alleviate depression in people with epilepsy

October 9, 2014

A study undertaken as part of the Ontario Brain Institute’s (OBI’s) EpLink program is seeking to provide help to people living with epilepsy who are also experiencing symptoms of depression. An estimated 30 to 40 per cent of people living with epilepsy experience depression that often goes unrecognized and untreated, says EpUp lead investigator Kathryn…

Dravet.ca hosting family retreat to increase community spirit

July 17, 2014

Dravet.ca, a grassroots organization of family members, friends and caregivers of people living with a Dravet spectrum disorder, is gearing up for a family retreat it’s organizing Sept. 12-14 at Circle Square Ranch in Brantford. The event will be an “excellent opportunity” for families of people living with Dravet syndrome or a Dravet spectrum disorder…

Seizure response dogs ensuring safety, providing companionship

February 27, 2014

While guide dogs assisting people with visual impairment have been around hundreds of years, it’s only been in the past three decades that people with epilepsy have discovered the difference specially trained canines can make in their lives. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides has trained more than 70 dogs to assist Canadians living with…