Living Well with Epilepsy

Description

These courses are designed to help people learn about seizures/epilepsy and how to manage it and the affect it has on a person's health and daily life.  You will find courses that cover major modules or areas of self-management. Each course will have several lessons, or informational pages, associated with it. You will also find related topics, resources, and links to help you use other parts of the site that may help you with the lesson.

Current Courses:
Talking About SUDEP: How Can We #AimForZero Seizures and SUDEP?
What's Included: 
Presents information to improve understanding of the risks for SUDEP, as well as steps that may be taken to reduce the risk for seizures and SUDEP. 

Managing Epilepsy Well Network
What's Included: An overview of several self-managment programs developed under the Epilepsy Foundation's partnership with the Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network.  Click on the name of the program under the Lessons area to learn more about each program!

#LifeHacks for Managing Seizures and Epilepsy
What's Included: 
This session focuses on how to partner with your health care team when medicines don't work. Join us to learn and share the latest #LifeHacks.

Warming Up to Managing Your Epilepsy - Exercise, Seizures, and Sports
What's Included: 
 This session discusses exercise and activity and the impact on seizures, as well as how to stay safe during exercise.

Taking Control: The 12 Things You Probably Don't Know About Seizures and Epilepsy
What's Included: 
Teens and young adults with seizures face many challenges heading into living life on their own. Issues specific to managing their epilepsy, understanding the importance of wellness, and dealing with the challenges they will face in future work and independent living are just a few critical areas that are covered in this webinar.

Epilepsy, Anxiety and Mood Changes: What You Need to Know
What's Included:
 Anxiety and mood changes are commonly reported problems for adults and children living with epilepsy and seizures. During this online education program, our expert presenters help you understand what anxiety and depression are and how they may look different in adults and children. Links between epilepsy, mood changes and anxiety are also discussed, along with why these are so important. Some people with epilepsy may be at higher risk for developing these problems, so the presenters also help you understand who is more likely to be affected. Finally, the presenters discuss ways to treat anxiety and mood, including medicines and other therapies. They also help you understand what works best in adults and children. Ways to seek support and help are also included.


Upcoming Courses:

  • Managing Your Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Managing Associated Conditions and the Impact on Health
  • Managing Treatments
  • Staying Safe
  • Coping and Living with Epilepsy