This week on Seizing Life® we speak with neurologist Dr. Alice Lam about the potential impacts of seizures on cognition and memory. We discuss both the possible short-term and long-term effects of epilepsy on cognition and memory, and the differering ways that seizures may impact children, adults, and aging adults.
This week on Seizing Life, epilepsy researcher Dr. Nicholas Varvel explains the connection between inflammation and epilepsy, the promising research being done, and the potential treatment.
This week on Seizing Life we present personal stories of three key areas of epilepsy research: Post-Traumatic Epilepsy, SUDEP, and Drug-Resistant epilepsy.
This week on Seizing Life we take a deep dive into genetic testing and counseling; what it is, how it works, what it can provide for patients and families, and what it may promise for the future of epilepsy knowledge and care.
This week on Seizing Life ® we focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) in veterans with Dr. Lauren Harte-Hargrove, Associate Director of Research at CURE Epilepsy, who shares insights on CURE Epilepsy’s Post-Traumatic Epilepsy initiative. We also revisit past conversations with two former service members who suffered a TBI in the line of duty and developed PTE as a result of their injuries.
In observance of SUDEP Action Day on Wednesday, October 20, we speak with Dr. Elizabeth Donner about all aspects of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). In this thorough and thoughtful discussion, Dr. Donner explains what SUDEP is, what we know and don’t know about it, how it can occur, who is most at risk, and, most importantly, what people with epilepsy and their families can do to lessen the risk of SUDEP.
CURE Epilepsy CEO Beth Dean explains how the organization funds research, why it remains “patient-focused” in its mission, and what areas of epilepsy research offer the most promise for finding cures.
Today on Seizing Life, we speak with epilepsy researcher, educator, and patient Dr. Steve White. Dr. White has been involved in the field of epilepsy research for over 40 years, is a former CURE Epilepsy grant-recipient and a current member of the organization’s Scientific Advisory Board. He is also an epilepsy patient, having experienced his first seizure in 2010.
We revisit just a few of the amazing conversations from 2020. From growing up with epilepsy to an Army Captain’s battle with PTE, examining the epilepsy/mental health connection and finding hope in genetic research, Seizing Life spoke with a number of insightful and inspiring guests this year – even if we had to do it at a distance.
In the finale of our 4-part series exploring the drug development process, we get the patient perspective on participating in clinical trials.