Back in control with Epihunter

Epihunter is used by children, young people, and adults. In this interview, we meet Philippe (52) from Antwerp, Belgium. He has been using Epihunter for some time and shares his story with us - from his first seizure to his new daily approach and the lessons of his epilepsy.

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Topics: epihunter, apps, self-awareness, living with epilepsy, self-care, diagnosis, neurologist, unpredictable, uncertainty, testimonials, absence, seizure

New classification of epileptic seizure types (Prof Dr Lagae)

 Clarity for better diagnosis and therapy 

In 2017 the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) published a new classification of epileptic seizure types. Prof. dr. Lieven Lagae, pediatric neurologist at UZ Gasthuisberg and Chairman of the European Pediatric Neurology Society, highlights the importance of the new classification and clarifies what is truly "new".

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Topics: epilepsy, absence, seizure, neurologist, diagnosis, treatment, seizure type, motor onset, focal onset

What does the future bring?

As a big brother, Frederik can cope with Ine’s epilepsy. He is very responsible and caring. If the family goes on a trip, he is the one who asks: "Mom, did you not forget Ines pills?" - "As if that’s the concern of a thirteen-year-old" - sighs his mother, Karen.

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Topics: absence, seizure, children, uncertainty, unpredictable, future, unsteady agenda, impact on family, life questions

Not always obvious

"Last week, same story", Danielle begins. In Sara’s diary, a note from her teacher: "Sara seems tired lately. Moreover, Sara hit the same cupboard several times this week. On Tuesday, during math, it took her a lot of effort to keep up with the group.”

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Topics: absence, seizure, childhood absence epilepsy, unclear, confusion, incomprehension, behavioral change