I hope you've stayed safe and are doing okay in the past few months. As restrictions around the US, and in other countries, are lifting, many hospitals and clinics are restarting in person visits, tests, or admissions to the hospital. Many epilepsy centers are opening up too for 'elective' admissions. This may include being admitted for testing to see if someone has epilepsy or to find out where seizures start with EEG monitoring. Testing to see if a person could have surgery may be done and some surgeries are also being scheduled.
The Epilepsy Foundation national office is making some new videos and updating educational programs with new footage of seizures. While simulated seizures with actors can be used at times, these are not the same as seeing a real seizure. The ideal is to have videos of different types of seizures that occur in real life situations, not just hospitals.
If you are interested in helping with this project, here are a few tips of what we are looking for.
Have you gone shopping lately or browsed the internet? Have you noticed all the devices that are available? We can measure just about anything now using some type of device. Many health problems can be treated with devices as well which is revolutionizing health care and our lives.
Visit this link to support, donate and/or be a virtual walker for the Brainstormers - http://epilepsyfoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=6061
Thanks so much! Patty Shafer/epihelp
The second Monday in February is International Epilepsy Day. Please share your story, offer words of wisdom, or message for others living with epilepsy. Stay tuned to the Epilepsy Foundation's social media outlets - especially Twitter and Facebook. Please help us spread the word by reposting and retweeting messages about epilepsy!
Thank you all in advance!