Did you know that epilepsy is the most prevalent brain condition worldwide? Epilepsy affects 3.4 million people in the United States — more than Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, autism spectrum disorders and cerebral palsy combined. In the Orange County region alone, there are approximately 32,000 individuals with epilepsy. Epilepsy is the underlying tendency of the brain to produce seizures, which are sudden abnormal bursts of electrical energy that disrupt other brain functions. Seizures come from the brain and are symptoms of epilepsy.
It can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally, to live with epilepsy and uncontrollable seizures. Knowing more about epilepsy teaches us how to improve overall brain health concerning emotion and memory retention. But most important, learning to improve emotional memory and brain performance can have a huge impact on people with epilepsy.
Join the Epilepsy Foundation and UC Irvine Health on July 10 from 12-2 p.m. for a luncheon at the Newport Beach Country Club to learn more about the brain and epilepsy from two of the leading UCI neurology experts:
- Dr. Sumeet Vadera, associate professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship at UC Irvine Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, will discuss the role of surgery in helping your brain’s functionality and performance
- Dr. Jack Lin, professor of Clinical Neurology, Neurology School of Medicine and Director, UC Irvine Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, will talk about how brain rhythm can improve emotional memory
- Stories from people with epilepsy and what they did to improve or maintain optimal brain health in spite of epilepsy seizures
Drs. Vadera and Lin are available for interviews to discuss the prevalence of epilepsy and seizures. If you are interested in attending the luncheon to learn more and educate your readers, you can reach me at 310-846-9272 or [email protected] to RSVP or set up an interview with one of the doctors speaking. In the meantime, you can view more information about the event here.
This article was released by the Epilepsy Foundation.