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Paignton Living with Epilepsy event

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Paignton Living with Epilepsy event

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Event Date: 
Saturday 19 November 2016 - 10:00
Paignton Zoo conference centre, Totnes Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EU, United Kingdom

We want to you find out about the treatment options available. Plus we want to give you a face–to–face opportunity to learn about the resources we can offer to support you in managing your epilepsy.

By coming, you'll:

  • get to know the treatments available for epilepsy beyond medication
  • learn about the eight steps we suggest to better treatment
  • find out about how Epilepsy Action can help you
  • learn new skills to help manage health and wellbeing
  • get better quality of life through self–care

The events aim to impact on your self-management levels, psychological wellbeing, quality of life, knowledge, skills and confidence.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Living with epilepsy, a holistic approach; Jenny Piedot, epilepsy specialist nurse, Torbay and Southern Devon Health Trust
  • Surgery and VNS; Teresa Smith, epilepsy specialist nurse, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
  • My ketogenic diet – personal experience; Bethan Davies, Epilepsy Action volunteer
  • My son’s surgery – personal experience; Zoe Ellis, Jude’s mum
  • Applying for a personal independence payment (PIP) and the assessment process; Wayne Johnson, Torbay Advice Network
  • plus workshops and discussions on lifestyle and welfare benefits

Tickets start at just £4.

This is one of a series of workshop events across the UK we'll be running on the same topics over 2016.

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This event is sponsored by LivaNova.  LivaNova developed and markets the Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS) therapy system.  LivaNova has no editoral control on the content.

Contact Name: 
Epilepsy Action local services team
Contact Number: 
0113 210 8781

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