Epilepsy Foundation of America

11/19/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/19/2019 00:35

Webinar on Epilepsy and Cognition

Webinar on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Noon to 1:00 p.m. ET

Join us for an educational webinar, 'Epilepsy and Cognition.' Epilepsy is a chronic neurologic disease that impacts over 3.4 million people in the United States. Over half of people living with epilepsy report difficulties with cognition (thinking, learning, remembering, reasoning). Concerns about memory are among the most common.

Uncontrolled seizures, structural changes in the brain, brain chemistry, side effects of antiseizure medications, and mood problems can all contribute to difficulties with cognition and memory. Ensuring the proper medical assessment and treatment for cognitive issues is important. Learning how to best manage and maintain your cognitive health and how to cope with changes in memory and cognition can help to improve quality of life. If you have uncontrolled seizures or are experiencing ongoing cognitive difficulties, ask your doctor about referral to an epilepsy center for further evaluation.

Webinar

'Epilepsy and Cognition'

  • Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET

Topics

  • Making sense of memory and cognitive complaints
  • Cognitive changes with normal aging
  • Assessing memory and cognition
  • Cognition and memory in epilepsy (adults and children)
  • Maintaining cognitive health

Guest Speaker

Bruce Hermann PhD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Neurology
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Moderator

Elaine Kiriakopoulos MD, MSc
Director, Health Communications and Engagement
Epilepsy Foundation

Note: presenters cannot address individual medical concerns and cannot provide individual advice.