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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Epilepsy Articles – February 2018

EWCT brings you the latest news on epilepsy-related articles from around the web. “The stress of a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability in a child often causes problems in a family, particularly if each parent or adult caregiver attempts to deal with his or her own fears and frustrations related to the chronic health condition or disability alone and without support. In some

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Epilepsy and the elderly

Many of us can hope to live well into old age but, unfortunately, it is in our later years when we can possibly develop epilepsy for the first time. In the UK, it is estimated that at least 25% of people with epilepsy are over the age of 60 years, with a proportion of that age group living in nursing homes. We can only assume,

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“Leading the Way” Newsletter – December 2017

Christmas Newsletter December 2017 Goodness! We are at the end of another busy year and it only seems like yesterday that our year started out full of promise. This year has been really positive for Epilepsy Waikato Charitable Trust (EWCT) as we continue to ‘lead the way’ as the preferred epilepsy provider in the Waikato. That is not to say that our influence ends there,

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