Here’s a list of Adult Epilepsy Support Groups across the country that I’ve compiled. Hopefully it will be of help.
If you have any additions or suggestions, please, sing out!!!
Here are the facts, unhappy though they may be…
Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. Its prevalence is greater than autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined.
Yet, public and private funding for epilepsy research lags far behind other neurological afflictions, at $35 a patient (compared, for instance, with $129 for Alzheimer’s and $280 for multiple sclerosis).
Today, things are constantly changing. Especially when it comes to epilepsy medications and resources.
Some companies have expanded their programs or even offer new ones. Others have cut their funds, and sadly others have ceased to exist.
Here’s a new and comprehensive list…
It starts in the playground. A kid has a seizure and everybody freaks out. Nobody knows what to do. Maybe not even the school nurse. Even though epilepsy first aid is a cinch.
It’s frightening to see a child seize and then, based on that fright, they think “I can’t deal with this.” Some people still think epilepsy is contagious!
The diagnosis comes in. It’s epilepsy.
Your heart drops to the bottom of your stomach. You may panic…or cry…or call in the troops for support.
Whether your child is an infant, toddler, grade schooler, adolescent or young adult, how you behave now will make a world of difference to their future.
Here are some resources to help you help your child…
These days, health insurance costs an arm and a leg (literally), if you can even get it. But before you lose hope, here are some resources that might just make the impossible become possible…
With drugs costs and insurance costs rising every day, it’s often difficult to get the meds you need. Below is a guide to no-cost or low-cost prescription programs. Pass the word along…
I think that pro bono legal aid is perhaps more difficult to find than almost anything else in this country, except perhaps, FREE medical care. But here are six resources where you can find FREE legal aid and assistance.