Hope you’ll enjoy this mix of epilepsy-related news and comment.

We’ll try to keep you right up-to-date with the latest medication and treatment ideas, along with our thoughts on some of the bigger issues. When we get the latest news on Electricity – the book, the sequel and the film – we’ll post it here too.

Just one thing – if you have a comment or a question, or some thoughts of your own, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you…

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A major Swedish study has shown that the greatest cause of premature deaths in people with autism and learning disability is epilepsy. The largest cause of death in people with autism who do not have an intellectual disability was taking their own life. All our courses include strategies to minimise premature deaths in people with epilepsy. Read Aiden’s story, where the positive impact of our training has improved his life.

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We will be supporting the charity’s campaign for a National Audit of Epilepsy Deaths. 39% of epilepsy deaths may be preventable. All you need to do is pop your postcode in the link to join the campaign for avoidable deaths and complete the form. This will generate a letter to you MP asking them to contact the Minister for Health.

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