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Epilepsy Action Australia has produced an extensive series of over 30 short informational videos featuring some of Australia’s leading specialists, including:

  • Epileptologist, Dr Andrew Bleasel
  • Neurologist, Dr Dan McLaughlin
  • Neuropsychologist, Dr Laurie Miller
  • Paediatric Neurologist, Dr Kate Riney
  • Clinical Neurologist and Epileptologist, Associate Professor Cecilie Lander
  • Head of the Epilepsy Program, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Professor Terence John O’Brien.

These esteemed experts discuss a wide range of epilepsy topics of interest and give practical advice on everything from memory issues, diet and sleep, to children’s issues like babysitting and sleepovers.

You can also find these videos and many other Epilepsy Action clips featured on our YouTube channel EpilepsyTV.


Genetic Tests

- Dr Kate Riney

Genetic counsellors assist families in preparing for genetic testing and the implications of any results. Dr Kate Riney talks about the range of genetic testing available.

Diet Therapies for Epilepsy

- Dr Andrew Bleasel

When medication only is not sufficient to control seizures in difficult epilepsies, complimentary diets can be a viable option. Dr Andrew Bleasel speaks about diet therapies in epilepsy.

Memory Strategies

- Dr Laurie Miller

There are many things we have to remember in our daily lives. Dr Laurie Miller explores practical strategies to help us remember.

Remembering Medications

- Dr Laurie Miller

Keep forgetting to take your medications? Dr Laurie Miller, Neuropsychologist who specialises in memory issues in people living with epilepsy offers a range of practical strategies to help you remember.

Sleep & Epilepsy

- Dr Dan McLaughlin

A lack of sleep can affect us in many ways, difficulty focusing our attention, irritability and for people with epilepsy it can impact seizure control. Dr Dan McLaughlin, a neurologist specialising in epilepsy speaks today about the importance of sleep in people with epilepsy.