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Raising Awareness

Putting Epilepsy Programs in Provincial Budget

February 23, 2018

Tell our Health and Finance Ministers that you support dedicated funding for epilepsy education and support programs at Ontario’s community epilepsy agencies in this year’s provincial budget.

EpLink and Epilepsy Research in Ontario

January 8, 2018

By Mitch Jackson The future of epilepsy research involves a wide range of areas, from medical marijuana to wearable headsets that can monitor brainwaves. EpLink – The Epilepsy Research Program of the Ontario Brain Institute began in 2010 with a mandate to reduce seizures and improve quality of life for people with epilepsy through research.…

Epilepsy and Social Isolation

November 1, 2017

By Mitch Jackson Epilepsy is much more common than many people realize. In the Ottawa area alone, there are almost 10,000 people living with epilepsy. That’s pretty much the entire population of Carleton Place! Despite the prevalence of epilepsy in Ottawa and around the world, a very real effect of living with epilepsy is the…

How Common is Epilepsy?

November 1, 2017

by Mitch Jackson Epilepsy is a common neurological disease* characterized by the tendency to have recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Did you expect to see the word “common” in that description? You may not have, because epilepsy is an invisible disability.  Its symptoms are only visible to others during seizures. This invisibility can make it surprising that…