Focal Seizures

Welcome to our Understanding Epilepsy Series where our founder Natalie Boehm will discuss what focal seizures are, symptoms of focal seizures, what to do if someone has a focal seizure, and treatment options available.

Frontal Lobe Epilepsy

By: Aliana Gordon Frontal Lobe Epilepsy What is Frontal Lobe Epilepsy? Frontal lobe epilepsy affects the area of the brain responsible for speech, motor skills, personality, and forming memories. It is the second-most common type of epilepsy that causes clusters of brain cells to send abnormal signals resulting in seizures. A genetic component could cause […]

Frontal Lobe Epilepsy

Please watch our presentation as our founder Natalie Boehm discusses what frontal lobe epilepsy is, the functions of the frontal lobe, symptoms of frontal lobe epilepsy, and treatment options for frontal lobe epilepsy.

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Please watch our presentation as our founder Natalie Boehm talks about what temporal lobe epilepsy is, the functions of the temporal lobe, symptoms of temporal lobe epilepsy, and treatment options for temporal lobe epilepsy.

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

By: Aliana Gordon What is Temporal Lobe Epilepsy? Temporal lobe epilepsy affects one of the two temporal lobes that lie behind the temples, which is responsible for language, emotion, and short-term memory. Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) involves focal seizures, which are abnormal electrical discharges restricted to a region of the brain but may spread. Focal […]

Why we need to take Covid-19 Seriously

By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T For months now, America has been struggling getting through the pandemic caused by the coronavirus. It has divided many, some insisting it is a hoax and others following the guidelines set. The result has had a negative impact on our health, our economy, and our society. Unless people start […]

The Importance of Partnership: Why Making a Difference Takes a Community

By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T Since launching The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation, my goal has been to carry out the mission of my organization and to improve the care and lives of individuals battling epilepsy. Achieving this goal, I knew from the beginning was not possible unless I was willing to work with others who […]

Parietal Lobe Epilepsy

By: Aliana Gordon Parietal lobe epilepsy is a rare form of epilepsy that affects the somatic senses of the body. Thesomatic senses embody touch, recognizing objects through touch (haptic perception), and thesense of position and movement (proprioception). Individuals that suffer from parietal lobeepilepsy often experience a disconnect between themselves and touch, pressure, pain,temperature, and/or tension […]

Parietal Lobe Epilepsy

Please watch our presentation as our founder Natalie Boehm discusses what parietal lobe epilepsy is, the functions of the parietal lobe, symptoms of parietal lobe epilepsy, and treatment options for parietal lobe epilepsy.