The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia is honored to announce the development of the Stuart Staton Memorial Fund. Mr. Staton’s family have been so generous in offering to match donations made in Mr. Staton’s memory up to $35,000 to help EFGA provide programs and services to the more than 150,000 Georgians living with epilepsy. Through […]
A child spends approximately 1200 hours in school each year. It is vital that the faculty, staff and other students understand epilepsy and what to do in the instance a child has a seizure. The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia provides many programs to help promote seizure first aid, epilepsy awareness and epilepsy education within the schools.
As soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the Vietnam conflict, studies are showing a significant connection between head injuries/traumatic brain injuries (TBI) sustained in combat and epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation has developed Operation Epilepsy Outreach to educate veterans about epilepsy and the resources available to them.
Most people think of seizure disorders as a medical problem that mostly strikes children. However, the demographic with the largest percentage of growth in having epilepsy are the elderly. It is the third leading neurological impairment in the elderly after Alzheimer's and stroke.
With Lundbeck's support, Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program provides participants with the opportunity to express your emotions about epilepsy that may be difficult to explain to others.
The Women & Epilepsy Initiative is a campaign to bring hope and help to women with epilepsy. The project is divided into initiatives to break down community and institutional barriers.
Being a teen is always difficult as it is an important transitional point in your life. Suddenly you are nearing adulthood and are faced with major decisions concerning the five D's…. drinking, dating, drugs, disclosure and depression. Recognizing the importance of this period in a teen with epilepsy's life, the Epilepsy Foundation has instituted the Take Charge of the Facts: Teens and Epilepsy program. This program is made possible by an educational grant from the CarMax Foundation, and it features a DVD, a moderator's guide and other materials designed where a group of teens can implement the program through their peers.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia recently formed its’ first Epilepsy Youth Council. Teens and young adults with epilepsy face some unique challenges and the Youth Council will serve as the voice for this generation. The following individuals have accepted this role, and will work to improve the quality of life for youth with seizure disorders through education and social activities.
Often the first medical responder to a seizure occurring in an educational environment is the school nurse. These nurses maintain confidential records on each student’s medical history and medication needs. It is very important to keep this information current so that they can provide the appropriate first aid for the child.
The 2014 Magnolia Run and Walk for Epilepsy will be held at Perimeter Mall on August 23rd. More information and registrations information will be available soon.