Defeating Epilepsy and Mary Ellen Gambon: Disability Advocate and Journalist

Join the Defeating Epilepsy Foundation’s CEO & Founder, Natalie Boehm in welcoming Mary Ellen Gambon, as they discuss their journeys battling epilepsy and the work they have done to help the epilepsy community. Mary Ellen is a journalist and was diagnosed with epilepsy after an accident. Despite developing epilepsy Mary Ellen went on to receive […]

Seizure Recovery and the Postictal State

Please watch our presentation as our founder Natalie Boehm talks about what the postictal state is, symptoms, causes and risk factors, physical, psychological, and social recovery, and long-term impact symptoms.

Seizure Recovery and the Postictal State

By: Annemarie DeChellis What is the Postictal State? Symptoms and Prevalence  The postictal state is the recovery period following a seizure where the patient may experience cognitive deficits, behavior changes, and psychiatric symptoms (Pottkamper et al., 2020).  Headaches and cognitive impairment, such as problems with attention and trouble thinking clearly are reported most often. On […]

Pregnancy Planning with Epilepsy

Making the decision to start a family is a big decision for anyone. For women who are battling epilepsy, it is an even bigger decision. Join the Defeating Epilepsy Foundation’s CEO & Founder, Natalie Boehm in discussing pregnancy planning.

The Hormonal Benefit of Yoga

By: Aliana Gordon What are hormones? Have you ever wondered what orchestrates the delicate balance of your heart rate, blood pressure, and bodily cycles? It is the hormones produced by organs and glands. When commonly thought about, hormones seem to only refer to testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone but there is a great assortment of major […]

Planning Pregnancy and Epilepsy

By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T Pregnancy and Epilepsy Making the decision to start a family is a big decision for anyone. For women who are battling epilepsy, it is even a bigger decision. Many things need to be taken into consideration. Seizure activity, medication side effects, and pregnancy symptoms are just a few examples […]

Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy

Please watch our presentation as our founder Natalie Boehm talks about what Cerebral Palsy is, the different types of Cerebral Palsy, about Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy, signs and symptoms, and treatment options.

Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy

By: Maura Toner Photo from www.shutterstock.com Cerebral Palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect both motor and developmental skills. Cerebral palsy most commonly affects movement in different parts of the body, often causing problems with gait, muscle tone, and coordination in movement. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 1 in […]

Dravet Syndrome

Welcome to our Rare Epilepsy Series as our founder Natalie Boehm discusses what Dravet Syndrome is, the signs and symptoms, complications from Dravet Syndrome, and treatment options.