Community Corner: What are your questions about epilepsy, it’s every-day challenges, and emotional health?

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Epilepsy affects how a person feels, as well as the emotional health of family and friends, in many ways. Ways to manage these challenges can include education, cognitive behavioral therapy and other forms of counseling, medications, wellness approaches, support groups, and more. Of course, getting the best possible seizure control affects a person’s feelings and behavior. So too does using the right seizure medicine at the right dose for each person.

2018 Community Day

Community Day 2018

On February 24th, the Epilepsy Foundation is co-hosting Pipeline Community Day 2018 – a time dedicated to people with epilepsy, their families, friends, and advocates. It’s a day we come together to learn, be empowered, share hope, and find community. Download the flyer.

One of the Community Day panel sessions is on Challenges and Opportunities: When it’s more than just seizures. This panel will look beyond seizures and explore every-day life concerns. It will also focus on ways to improve emotional health and wellness for the person with epilepsy and their loved ones.

Do you have questions you’d like the speakers to address?


Use the comment section below to ask the speakers your questions.

We will pass these along in advance as they prepare for this session, then ask the panelists your questions directly during the conference.

When asking a question below, please note that these presentations will not address individual medical concerns and cannot provide individual advice.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN

Authored by: Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN on 1/2018

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The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

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