As many studies have concluded, alert and assist dogs can be beneficial for people with epilepsy. Alert and assist dogs range from assisting a person in day to day life, alerting when a person has a seizure, to even prediction an upcoming seizure. Although it must be noted a dog cannot be trained to predict […]
Important Changes in Intractable Childhood Epilepsy Terminology – International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) The ILAE has recently updated their classification of the epilepsy syndromes. The definitions they have listed on their website pertaining to “disease” and “syndrome” and “electro-clinical syndrome” are below: www.ilae-epilepsy.org/strong> Disease versus syndrome: Although there is reason to distinguish the concepts of disease […]
Find a child neurologist. (See Resources) It will be helpful if you can record your child’s seizure activity with a video recorder to show the child neurologist. It is often hard to describe seizure types, an epileptologist can most accurately determine what type of seizure your child is having is through a video EEG in an epilepsy […]
Orthotics and Shoe Inserts for Children with Intractable Epilepsy Families of children in early intervention programs and those who participate in physical therapy centers often have questions about the use of shoe inserts known as orthotics for their children. Although orthotics are mentioned in many books available to families and professionals, there are few magazine […]
This 3-day learning event is the first Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy (PAME) conference devoted predominantly to Sudden Unexpected Death In Epilepsy (SUDEP), where clinical, basic science and patient/family attendees will come together to understand and support each other. This is a joint effort of SUDEP Coalition partners (AES, CDC, CURE, EFA. ETP/FACES, NINDS, SUDEP […]
Frequently Used Terms in Intractable Childhood Epilepsy absence seizure (formerly called petit mal) generalized seizure most common in children; a lapse in consciousness with a blank stare that begins and ends within a few seconds. May be accompanied by rapid eye blinking or chewing movements.
ICE Epilepsy Alliance is a member of the American Epilepsy Society’s Vision 20/20 Task Force, a group of advocacy groups committed to improve the lives of patients with epilepsy. At the request of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, the National Institutes of Health, and […]