Epilepsy: See the person – Video

A short 30s video made by Sarah Walker at Wintec about epilepsy. Epilepsy affects 1 in 100 people and can affect anyone at any time. Remember to see the person. Thanks for sharing the message Sarah! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S31TsX_1edU

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Your Story – A musical piece

“This tune was inspired by the process of me having a seizure. and was made for “Epilepsy Awareness Month” in November. All proceeds from this song will go to ewct.org.nz to help support their fabulous work.” – Thomas Thomas is a keen composer of electronic music. Please enjoy his piece…. Brain Soup by OJ

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Epilepsy and Sport

Participation in exercise and sport is important for general health and emotional well-being but, for people with epilepsy, their neurological condition must always be considered when choosing any activity. People with epilepsy are advised to: avoid an activity that involves the possibility of a head injury, avoid an activity that results in a serious injury because of a loss of consciousness, and avoid an activity where

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Transdermal (gel) epilepsy treatment trial

A new study is recruiting adults with focal epilepsy seizures who would be interested in helping test a new transdermal (gel) epilepsy treatment. To find out if you would be eligible to take part, please visit the page below: http://clinicaltrial.mediscreener.com/epilepsy/

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Leading the Way – July 2016 Newsletter

Welcome everyone. We get to this time of year and think “Goodness, where has the year gone?” With only five months to go before Christmas, it shows that EWCT has been busy as the leading epilepsy provider, with many highlights to be proud of. At a special mid-winter dinner function on 9 July 2016, EWCT presented two ‘epilepsy hero awards’ to Lindsay Cumberpatch and Tim

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Being a teenager and having epilepsy

Becoming a teenager is often a difficult time in a person’s life and the path to adulthood can be a tricky one. Teenagers will experience intense physical and emotional changes as a result of puberty. They will face parental, societal and school expectations, peer and social pressures, discovering new relationships, independence issues and they will be developing self- identity and self-esteem. In other words, it

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2016 – Annual General Meeting (AGM)

NOTICE OF 2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Epilepsy Waikato Charitable Trust (EWCT) will be held at St Peter’s Cathedral Hall, 51 Victoria Street, Hamilton on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 commencing at 6.30pm. AGENDA Welcome by Chairperson Apologies Confirmation of Minutes of the previous AGM held on 13 October 2015* Matters Arising Patron, Tim Macindoe’ s

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Ode to Epilepsy

Another day, a stretch, a yawn, The rain of no concern As I open up the curtains, Peaceful and taciturn.Normality is my morning: Let the dog out for a pee; Check the emails and my facebook; Make me some Yorkshire Tea. Plenty to look forward to – Yoga, run and sing. Maybe a coffee with a friend, But what of my offspring? Son 1 wakes

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How to help a student with epilepsy

1 in 100 people has epilepsy. Anyone can develop epilepsy at any stage of their lives. Epilepsy is a sudden, unprovoked, recurrent burst of electrical activity within the brain, which produces a seizure. There are many types of seizures. Some seizures last only for a few seconds whilst others may last for minutes. Sometimes it is difficult to recognize the difference between a seizure and

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