Ben’s Buddies – Epilepsy story for children (Animated video)

We are proud to announce our children’s book Ben’s Buddies has been turned into an animated video. It’s available to watch in three languages on YouTube below. Many thanks to Myles McInnes for creating the animation from the illustrations by Deborah Hinde, and Ray Harlow for the translation work. Ben’s Buddies – te reo Māori    Ben’s Buddies – English   Ben’s Buddies – Deutsche  

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Epilepsy Articles – July 2018

EWCT brings you the latest news on epilepsy-related articles from around the web: The brain — the central “control unit” of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the brain may even house that intangible essence that makes us human: the soul. What should we know about our brains. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322081.php There has been much talk in the media about

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Sarah’s Story

My name is Sarah Nancy Walker and I have had epilepsy for seven years which is very well-controlled. On the 24th December 2010, a day before Christmas I had my very first seizure roundabout eleven to midnight. Hours before I remember attending the Odeon Cinemas with my family but most of what happened watching the film has been erased from my memory. I don’t really

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Epilepsy Articles – June 2018

EWCT brings you the latest news on epilepsy-related articles The ketogenic diet has numerous health benefits, including fewer seizures for children with epilepsy who do not respond to anti-epileptic medications. However, there has been no clear explanation for exactly how the diet aids children with epilepsy. Researchers now believe they have established a causal link between gut bacteria and seizure susceptibility. The study also identifies

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Parenting Courses – Toolbox Years 9-12

The Hamilton East Community House is advertising a parenting course specifically aimed for parents with children aged 9-12. This course is aimed specifically at parents of children aged 9 to 12 years old. Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:30 pm during 6 weeks starting 1st August until 5th Sept 2018 Hamilton East Community House, 53 wellington street, Hamilton East Costs:$20 per person or $30 per couple If you are

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“Leading the Way” Newsletter – May 2018

Welcome everyone, It is only the fifth month of the year and already we have achieved so much this year. On a trust board level, we have said farewell to our secretary AiEe Teo, who has much travelling to do, as her family is spread between many continents of the world. Both Cyril Markham and Faith Gibbs have stepped aside in their former roles on

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Epilepsy Articles – April 2018

EWCT brings you the latest news on epilepsy-related articles from around the web. The ketogenic diet (KD) appears to be just as effective as corpus callosotomy (CC) and vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) in reducing seizures and improving behavior and quality of life in children with drug-resistant epilepsy, new research shows. – https://www.medscape.com Stress reduction techniques appear to reduce seizure frequency in patients with medication-resistant epilepsy, new

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Epilepsy Articles – March 2018

EWCT brings you the latest news on epilepsy-related articles from around the web. The Link Between Stress and Epilepsy “It is widely accepted that we live in a stressful society. The pressures of financial survival, work, travel in crowded cities and meeting our responsibilities are just some of the stresses that everyone experiences in their daily life. For people with epilepsy there may be additional

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Epilepsy and Employment

Epilepsy is a spectrum of disorders, with at least 40 different seizure types and a large number of ways in which it is displayed. It is a condition that can provoke a negative response from some, but it need not be something to be feared. Most people with epilepsy seeking employment have a good level of seizure control and, hopefully, they would be aware of

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