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Ley Sander praises people with epilepsy for their selflessness during Covid-19 pandemic

y Sander wearing a blue surgical mask

Every week the nation steps out  to celebrate the dedication of the country’s NHS and key workers. But at the beginning of National Epilepsy Week (18-24 May 2020) our Medical Director, Professor Ley Sander, has turned the tables on his patients to praise their “incredible selflessness” during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

How we are continuing to provide epilepsy care and research during the Covid-19 pandemic

y Sander wearing a blue surgical mask

Our Medical Director, Professor Ley Sander, looks at how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting epilepsy treatment and research, and at how life in lockdown could accelerate some long-term improvements in treatment of the condition.

Keeping people with epilepsy safe during the Covid-19 pandemic

Professor Ley Sander is delivering a lecture at a conference. He is standing in front of a screen and wearing a jacket and open-necked shirt

An international group of epilepsy specialists from around the world, including Professor Ley Sander, Medical Director at the Epilepsy Society, have drawn up new recommendations for helping to keep people with epilepsy safe during the covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus information

A message from everyone at Epilepsy Society around the coronavirus

Epilepsy and the coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Ley Sander

Professor Ley Sander is the Medical Director at the Epilepsy Society. Here, he has put together an FAQ factsheet for those with epilepsy about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Victorian underwear reveals what it is like to live with epilepsy

A group of eight young women, either standing or sitting, dressed in Victorian underwear. Each garment is embroidered with words describing what it is like to have epilepsy.

Artist Susan Aldworth has created an innovative exhibition using both antique Victorian underwear and sophisticated technology to explore the impact that epilepsy has on people’s lives.


How a tweet went viral raising thousands for epilepsy research

Image of the tweet about 21-year-old Amelia, that went viral

How a post on Twitter about the tragic death of a young girl, Amelia, went viral raising thousands for epilepsy research.

Tips for making the most of Christmas

Our Education, Information and Support Services Manager, Andrée Mayne, gives some helpful tips on coping over Christmas if you have epilepsy.

All strengths of Gabitril (tiagabine) are now back in stock

Drugs stacked on top of one another

Teva UK has confirmed that all strengths of Gabitril (5mg, 10mg, 15mg) are now back in stock and that these have been made available to pharmacies across the country.

'It is just good to cry and let it all out'

Louise, 41, explains why Epilepsy Society's Helpline is such a lifeline when she needs to talk about the impact of her epilepsy.


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