November is Epilepsy Awareness Month
Epilepsy, one of the most common neurological disorders, is an umbrella of 40 syndromes known as the epilepsies. Since the early 20th century, epilepsy has provided researchers with unparalleled avenues to discover how the brain is structured and how it functions: a true window on the brain.
The UIC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation is an excellent resource for education, information, diagnosis, and treatment of Epilepsy and epileptic conditions.
Please review the resources below and visit our research partners to learn more about epilepsy and epilepsy awareness.
A Hashtag campaign to raise awareness
As a bold unwavering ally, the Epilepsy Foundation is here to help people living with seizures dare to live to their fullest potential. For people living with epilepsy, the Foundation’s new “#DareTo” campaign focuses on improving understanding and management of their seizures, including exploring the best available treatment options and best available care. Learn more and then share your #DareTo.
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures and affects an estimated 2.3 million adults and 450,000 children in the United States. Eighty-Seven percentof parents of children with epilepsy have reported needing care coordination, and of these, 45% had unmet needs. Read more from the CDC's weekly M&M newsletter.
To celebrate Epilepsy Awareness Month, AES will highlight groundbreaking developments made within the last 10-50 years, made possible by the tens of thousands of people who have dedicated their life’s work to eradicating epilepsy and its consequences. Learn more about epilepsy and the progress that researchers are making