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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.


Febrile Convulsions

- Dr Kate Riney

Not all children experiencing sudden high fevers will experience a febrile convulsion however about 1 in 30 children will. How much do you know about febrile convulsions? Dr Kate Riney, paediatric Neurologist explains what febrile convulsions are and how you can manage them if they do occur.

Types of Memory

- Dr Laurie Miller

There are many different types of memory and it may only be one aspect that is causing you difficulty. Dr Laurie Miller, Neuropsychologist explains the different types of memory.


Dental Health

- Dr Andrew Bleasel

It is well known that some of the older antiepileptic medications can affect your dental health and cause gum overgrowth. Dr Andrew Bleasel talks about managing this problem and dental injuries.

Sleepovers and Pool Parties

- Dr Kate Riney

Have you ever worried about letting your child with epilepsy go to a pool party or sleepover? You are not alone. Dr Kate Riney talks about strategies to enable your child to safely enjoy these social activities.

Factors that Affect Memory

- Dr Laurie Miller

There are many different things that impact our memory. Dr Laurie Miller, Neuropsychologist reveals the factors that affect memory and what you can do about them.