There are approximately 65,000 children with epilepsy in the UK
Epilepsies with onset in childhood are associated with significant comorbidities affecting learning, motor control, cognition, and behaviour. The epileptic seizure may be the presenting symptom and most dramatic expression of a brain disease, but it is the impact of the underlying condition on learning, behaviour, and participation in society which results in the most disabling consequences for the child and family. Anti-seizure medications are designed to control events but disappointingly have little or no impact on the neurodevelopmental comorbidities of epilepsy.
That’s why we have invested over £1.1million in research into epilepsy in childhood.
RESEARCH STUDIES ADDRESSING EPILEPSY IN CHILDHOOD
SLEEP PROBLEMS IN INFANTS
The link between sleep problems in infants with epilepsy and social and cognitive development
Dr Manuela Pisch
EPILEPSY & NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS –
INTERNATIONAL EXPERT WORKSHOP
In March 2019 world leading experts working at the frontiers of neuroscience, epilepsy and neurodevelopment research came together to share research, collaborate, and set priorities.
Promoting, encouraging and funding research into the causes, diagnosis and clinical management of people with epilepsy and associated conditions
Developing the next generation of epilepsy researchers and capacity building the epilepsy research environment
Accelerating innovations for people with epilepsy by supporting research that will influence clinical practice and health policy