HOLIDAYS AND EPILEPSY
The holiday season is meant to be very joyful and stress-free; however, it normally ends up being the opposite. Constant cleaning for guests, shopping for gifts and going to holiday parties can cause one to feel overwhelmed and worried. This time of year can also bring memories of lost family members which can manifest into sadness or depression.
To begin, it is important to realize that being highly stressed is not good for anyone, particularly someone with epilepsy. This is because stress can be a trigger for someone with this neurological disease, and can cause an increase of seizure activity. Evidently, not everyone with epilepsy has seizures triggered by stress; though, it is important to try and avoid stress when possible to ensure better physical health.
A great way to reduce stress around the time of the holidays is to learn to manage your time. This means planning what you are going to do for
There are significant data and information gaps on persons with disabilities in Durham Region. Without access to timely, accurate and comprehensive labour market information and data on persons with disabilities it is difficult to appropriately plan programs, services and interventions to assist in labour market attachment for persons with disabilities. Access to labour market information and data will better allow programs and supports to be appropriately resourced, well-integrated and coordinated to minimize the barriers for youth with disabilities to achieve appropriate long-term attachment to the workforce.
Please find Epilepsy Durham Region's local gift shop, Pebble Stone & Co. at this year's Picks and Giggles Holiday Market at the Abilities Centre. Give the gift that gives twice and make a purchase with a purpose this year and join us at our pop-up store - details below:
When: Saturday, December 1st, 2018 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Abilities Centre | 55 Gordon Street, Whitby
Admission: $5.00 per person | Parking available onsite
Event Website: www.acholidaymarket.com/
The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance are looking to hear from those with personal experience in the management of seizures with cannabis. With research in the area only just in its embryonic stages, lived experience is of great interest to all; i.e. what's worked, what hasn't; who's interested in learning more, etc.
By completing this short survey on marijuana use and information, whether you have used it for seizure control or not, you will help us better understand what the community needs on this developing topic.
We're asking that you please complete the survey by November 22nd. Results will be posted, shortly thereafter. To complete the survey, please click here: Epilepsy & Marijuana - Cannabis Usage Survey
Please join us for our 4th annual Epilepsy education forum: Embracing Who You Are | Living Well with Epilepsy. This is a full day event with expert guest speakers!
Where: Whitby Public Library | 410 Dundas Street West, Whitby | Room 1A/B
When: Saturday, November 10th | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
**Please note that you must register to attend this event. There is a $20.00 registration fee, payable to Epilepsy Durham Region which includes your full day of education, lunch, and an Epilepsy Durham Region mug