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Face to Face

November 7, 2017

Let’s show the nearly 10,000 people in the Ottawa are living with epilepsy that we support them. Join our Face To Face campaign.

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…