Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

What Are Simple Partial Seizures?

Any seizure occurs when someone undergoes a disturbance in their brain's normal electrical activity. All brains operate on an amazing number of electrical signals, and if ...

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Your Smartphone and Epilepsy: Tips for Staying Safer

Epilepsy is a condition that affects around 60 million people around the world. Although many people have their epilepsy under control, this is not the case for everyone. Even ...

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Batten Disease: A Rare Form of Epilepsy

Named after British pediatrician, Frederick Batten, who first described it in 1903, Batten disease is a rare, genetically inherited nervous system disorder. It is the most common ...

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Post-Surgical Seizures: Certain Seizure Onset Patterns Increase Risk

In the field of epilepsy and seizures, there is still a lot to learn. Technology continues to open new avenues of research. In a recent brain dynamics simulation study, published ...

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Are Febrile Seizures a Sign of Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is defined as recurrent seizures that are not triggered by a fever. Febrile seizures occur in young children between the ages of six months and five years. So, if your ...

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Tonic Clonic Alcoholic Seizures

Those who suffer from seizures are often told that they should abstain from drinking alcohol, as it can have some serious detrimental effects on them. While this doesn’t mean that ...

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Adult Onset Epilepsy: Does Aging Affect Seizures?

More than 570,000 people who are 65 years or older have epilepsy, and adults are the fastest growth group for this disorder. Research from Jacqueline A. French, MD (neurologist at ...

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Silent and Hidden: Alzheimer's Seizures

It was more than a decade ago that researchers discovered that mice who had Alzheimer’s disease could also suffer from symptomless, silent seizures. After the researchers ...

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A Thief in the Night: Hypermotor Seizures

It starts with a scream and is followed by loud shouts, swearing, violent thrashing, bizarre body movements, and fearful expressions. Our entire family jolts awake, but we know ...

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Is Cognitive Functioning in Preschool Children Impaired by Febrile Seizures?

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