WEAR PURPLE FOR EPILEPSY TODAY
Thursday, 26 March 2015
March 26 is the international day of epilepsy awareness. Wear something purple on this day and challenge your friends, family, colleagues and schoolmates to learn something new about epilepsy!
We will be celebrating Purple Day on 26 March. Learn about how you can get involved.
Covid-19 and Epilepsy
Information about Covid-19 for people with epilepsy.
Know what to do when a seizure happens in front of you.
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Epilepsy New Zealand has been receiving regular information from the Ministry of Health and other agencies, often more than once a day, showing just how quickly the situation is evolving. No doubt there will be many people, including those with epilepsy, who have questions around their risk and what to do in these uncertain times. Hopefully the information below may help reassure you and where necessary, prompt you to contact your trusted health professional.
BPAC issues new guidelines for Lamotrigine.
A petition is underway calling on Pharmac to reverse its decision on Lamotrigine.
We opposed this change from Lamictal to Logem from the start, and staff have advocated on behalf of people with epilepsy in discussions with Pharmac.
Adele Hauwai has shared her Living With Epilepsy story as part of the Epilepsy NZ Tell Us About It Competition. People were asked to send in their stories about epilepsy, the challenges they faced and the lessons they have learned that they would like to share with the world.
The ILAE announces the publication in Epilepsia of two new landmark classification documents, one of seizure types and one of the epilepsies.