Epilepsy Talk

Seniors — Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy or Seizures?

March 13, 2020
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The question of whether a person has epilepsy or Alzheimer’s can be a tough one.

Take those “senior moments” — memory lapses, zoning out and other temporary confusion.  These seemingly harmless incidents may actually be a sign of epilepsy.  Roughly 1-2 percent of seniors develop epilepsy — and that rate is rising.

But experts at the U.S. National Council on Aging warn that often epilepsy goes undetected in seniors.


Head Injury and Seizures

May 12, 2019
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How many of you have had a car accident…an abrupt fall…a physical assault? 

If you are one of those people and you have suffered a head injury, the probability of seizure activity increases dramatically…

Seizures may develop immediately after an injury to the brain or may develop in delayed fashion, showing up months or years after the initial trauma.

Generally speaking, the risk of post traumatic seizures is related to the severity of the injury — the greater the injury, the higher the risk of developing seizures.

Even mild to moderate injuries can result in seizures.


Sex and Epilepsy — The Ultimate Challenge

May 8, 2017
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It’s the $64,000 question.

Can I have sex with epilepsy, all the AEDs, and side-effects?

The answer is yes.

If you’re willing to be flexible.


Free Benefits For Folks Over 55!

May 16, 2015
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Over 55?

Here are the types of expenses you can get help with FREE:


Epilepsy — At What Cost?

September 7, 2014
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Here’s a look at how epilepsy can affect your pocketbook…


Epilepsy and Encephalitis

September 18, 2013
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Imagine an inflammation so powerful that it can play havoc with your brainstem, cerebrum, cerebellum, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.

That’s the neurological damage that can happen as a result of encephalitis.


Clinical Trials. YES or NO?

February 10, 2011
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If I was asked to take part in a clinical trial, I’m not sure what I’d say…

First there is the fear factor. Would I be a guinea pig for something dangerous? Would they take away my medicines? Would it hurt me? Would it change something in me?

I asked those very questions to Patient Advocate David Albaugh at Team Epilepsy. http://www.teamepilepsy.org/

Here’s what he had to say…


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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