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Quick Links Newsletter N° 45 | March, 2022

1- Feature article: Self driving vehicles: a solution for persons with epilepsy and poorly controlled seizures?
2- Our Epilepsy Star featured in our March 2022 issue, is Dr. Eric Segal
3- Epilepsy Survey results: Do you own a seizure-alerting dog?
4- Our epilepsy and seizures community of patients, family, friends and doctors has been busy!
5- Epilepsy on the Move: Stay tuned for upcoming epilepsy and seizure disorder events and news in the last quarter of 2021!

 

Feature article: Self driving vehicles: a solution for persons with epilepsy and poorly controlled seizures?

One of the most troubling challenges that teens and adults with epilepsy and seizures often face involve driving privileges.   So, when we started reading and hearing about self-driving cars, our ears pricked up and we started to pay closer attention. If you would like to know more about self-driving cars and what this might mean for persons with epilepsy in the future, read on.

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Our Epilepsy Star featured in our March 2022 issue, is Dr. Eric Segal
Our Epilepsy Star featured in our March 2022 issue, is Dr. Eric Segal

Dr. Segal is the Director of Pediatric Epilepsy at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group and is the co-Director of Epileptology at Hackensack Meridian Health. He has dedicated his life to helping children with epilepsy (and their families) through his medical knowledge, his research activities, and his community participation. Currently, he is on the Board of the Family Resource Network and the Northeast New York Epilepsy Foundation. His main research interests are in metabolic epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, and he regularly publishes in peer-reviewed journals on cutting edge epilepsy treatments (see below: Our epilepsy and seizures community including our patients, family, friends and doctors has been busy!).  But his dedication does not stop at the hospital and lab, in the past he ran and rode his bike for epilepsy (55 miles on the Twin Lights Ride) raising funds for Epilepsy Free and Epilepsy Services of New Jersey. For all these reasons, Dr. Segal is our March 2022 Epilepsy Star!

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Epilepsy Survey results: Do you own a seizure-alerting dog?
Epilepsy Survey results: Do you own a seizure-alerting dog?

Survey: For this issue, we asked our www.epilepsygroup.com visitors to tell us about seizure-alerting dogs (do they have one, did they know this was even something that existed?)

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Our epilepsy and seizures community of patients, family, friends and doctors has been busy!
Our epilepsy and seizures community of patients, family, friends and doctors has been busy!

Our epilepsy and seizures community including our patients, family, friends and doctors has been busy!  International Epilepsy Day and a webinar on PNES hosted by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) are among a few of our recent activities.  

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VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS

PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES (PNES) SUPPORT GROUP

Third Wednesday of the month from September until June: From 1-2 PM
The group is for patients at our NEREG Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) program diagnosed with PNES who have completed treatment or who are advanced in their current treatment at NEREG. To register or obtain more information: lmyers@epilepsygroup.com

EPILEPSY ADULT SUPPORT GROUP (for patients and loved ones)

Third Wednesday of the month from September until June: 12-1PM
The group is for persons with epilepsy (or loved ones) who wish to connect virtually with others also living with epilepsy. The group meets to touch base, to go over challenges that may have arisen for group members associated with epilepsy, for sharing of resources, and for general support and camaraderie. To register or obtain more information: lmyers@epilepsygroup.com 

 

Joining a group is easy!

Benefits:
• All 60-minute sessions are held through GoToMeeting® 
• Each group is kept small in order to encourage friendship and optimal discussion time (8-10 participants.)
• All groups are led by a facilitator who is knowledgeable about psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. 
• Confidential.
• Participation in this facilitated discussion is expected and encouraged. You can have your camera on or off-your choice.
• FREE 

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Epilepsy on the Move: Stay tuned for upcoming epilepsy and seizure disorder events and news in the last quarter of 2021!
Epilepsy on the Move: Stay tuned for upcoming epilepsy and seizure disorder events and news in the last quarter of 2021!

Stay tuned: There are plenty of upcoming activities that you may want to jot down and keep in mind over the next few months. These include Purple Day for epilepsy awareness.

 

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Launched in 1998, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) is a multi-site practice in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut that offers unique services and comprehensive care to children and adults with epilepsy. NEREG provides state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures, 24/7 patient service, highly skilled and experienced practitioners, and exceptional specialty programs designed to cover a broad range of health care needs in each epilepsy patient. NEREG consists of seventeen board-certified epilepsy specialists with fellowship training in adult and childhood epilepsy, as well as many other highly skilled health care providers including pediatric/adult neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, epilepsy nurse practitioners, a specially trained nutritionist and epilepsy advocates.

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