Damon is a 26 year old author, who recently published his debut book 'A Demon's Whispers', where the main antagonist is heavily based from his experience of living with epilepsy. In this blog, he tells us about his life with epilepsy, everything from dealing with bullying in school, long-term physical injuries, and depression.
Our Medical Director, Professor Ley Sander, explains how privileged he feels to be part of one of the most trusted and authoritative organisations in medical science.
Nicola Swanborough unpicks the issues around valproate and explains why the risks and benefits of the medication must be properly discussed and evidenced in public, before new prescribing practices potentially put people with epilepsy at risk of seizures
Artist Noëmi Manser describes how painting has helped control the intense auras she experienced as part of her epilepsy. Art has been her safe, healing space.
Noëmi Manser, a Swiss born conceptual artist and muralist, grew up with epilepsy. Her art series ‘Connecting Brains’ depicts symbolic androgynous faces which she hopes will highlight the importance of uniting individuals and encouraging human connections.
Epilepsy Society’s Chief Executive, Clare Pelham explains why our plans to convert the wealth in our land into research, is so important.
Louise Fein’s second novel, The Hidden Child, is available to buy now. The book is based on in-depth research and the author’s personal experience of having a child with epilepsy. In Louise's blog below she discusses her daughter's epilepsy and the process of researching the novel.