The Impact of Epilepsy and Seizures on Cognition and Memory

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.

Post-Traumatic Epilepsy and Our Veterans: Impact, Research, and Hope

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.

SUDEP: What To Know and What To Do

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.

From Epilepsy Researcher to Epilepsy Patient: A New Perspective

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.

The Best of Seizing Life 2020

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.