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The latest news, views and opinions from Epilepsy Society.

3 October 2018

Dr Hugh Selsick talks about insomnia in people with epilepsy, and how a type of therapy, CBT-i, can be used to combat sleeping problems.

Dr Simona Balestrini has shoulder length blonde hair with a side parting. She is smiling at the camera
7 September 2018

Dr Simona Balestrini, the Muir Maxwell Trust Research Fellow at Epilepsy Society, has embarked on a three year project using a pioneering technique to look at the activity of the brain in people with epilepsy. Here she explains what she hopes to achieve using TMS with EEG.

Esther Bailey is wrapped in a warm winter coat. She is pulling the collar tightly round her neck and smiling with her eyes at the camera
5 September 2018

Esther Bailey has been determined to pursue a career in music, even though her VNS (vagal nerve stimulation) to control her seizures, affects her voice and means that she can only sing for 10 minutes at a time. 

Mel stands holding her son Luca, smiling at him, with a field in the background
21 August 2018

Mel talks about her experience from being first diagnosed with epilepsy, to becoming pregnant and seeking treatment and support from Epilepsy Society at our Sir William Gowers medical centre.

Sharon Ross is at the top of a hill, wearing a purple hat and red glasses.
31 July 2018

Sharon Ross is trying the ketogenic diet in an attempt to control her seizures.  In her final blog she tells us whether or not she will continue with it.

A collage showing pictures of the TFL poster for Priority Seating Week and the Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden at Chelsea Flower Show
3 July 2018

Paige, our Marketing and Communications Executive, takes a look back at 2018 so far and reflects on some of our great achievements.

Andrew Jackson is holding his daughter in Taekwondo gear, smiling
14 June 2018

Andrew Jackson writes about his journey towards receiving his Taekwondo Kukkiwon certificate at the world Taekwondo headquarters in Korea, and how breaking boards in Taekwondo is far easier than breaking stigma around epilepsy.

Emma Darlington Volunteer Officer at Epilepsy Society stands against a white wall smiling in an orange top
1 June 2018

In Volunteers' Week 2018, Emma, our Volunteer Officer, talks about volunteering for Epilepsy Society and the difference you can make at our Chalfont Centre.

Lydia, Patrick's parents and friends stand as a group smiling
16 May 2018

Here Lydia Mitchell talks about why she and 19 others are taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge for Epilepsy Society in memory of Patrick, who passed away from a seizure at age 16.

Tom stands by his poster in London
23 April 2018

Tom has been part of Transport for London's Priority Seating Campaign which aims to raise awareness of hidden disabilities on public transport.


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