CEO’s Blog

Meet our pint-sized Superheroes

16 August 2018

I wanted to share our latest Fundraising appeal with you and introduce some amazing little Superheroes who take on the challenge of epilepsy every day. These little ones amaze us and we hope you will be touched by their stories too. ****************** Not All Superheroes Wear Capes Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes, andRead More…

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Living with Epilepsy and Disability

24 July 2018

It’s estimated that some 30,000 Australians living with intellectual disability also have epilepsy. Unfortunately, as many as one in four are misdiagnosed, largely due to inadequate training in recognising and managing seizures by their caregivers. Not only is epilepsy more common in people with intellectual disability than in the rest of the population; the requirementRead More…

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Purple Day is here again!

22 March 2018

Epilepsy awareness is something we should strive for everyday but especially on March 26th  – Purple Day! Knowledge is power when it comes to understanding and assisting someone with epilepsy. So, this Purple Day, Epilepsy Action Australia has an important message for the public: Please educate yourselves about epilepsy and learn how to assist someoneRead More…

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Much Achieved … Still More to Be Done

14 December 2017

It’s natural as another year comes to a close that we reflect on all that we have achieved throughout 2017. There’s still so much to be done but we’ve had some major wins. I wholeheartedly thank the Epilepsy Action Australia, our partners, stakeholders and clients for all their support, hard work and donations. Recently, afterRead More…

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This SUDEP Action Day Join Us in Asking ‘Why?’

23 October 2017

As those with epilepsy know only too well, there are a lot of misconceptions about the condition. One of them is epilepsy does not lead to death.   Unfortunately, one tragic consequence of epilepsy can be SUDEP – Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, which is estimated to be responsible for a devastating 150 epilepsy-related deathsRead More…

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