Caring for someone with epilepsy can come with unique challenges. To help, the Epilepsy Foundation offers support and resources specific to parents and caregivers, and connects you to other people who are experiencing similar challenges. We offer social events and Connect Groups as a way to meet others affected by epilepsy, and the Shining Stars program helps parents and their kids connect with other families and have fun.
When it comes to caring for someone with epilepsy, we can help with:
Misty and JP Rennquist’s daughter, Julia, was diagnosed with epilepsy three years ago. Although fully aware of her seizures, Julia is a rambunctious, funny and very sweet five-year-old. The Rennquist family found support through EFMN early on and celebrates Julia’s epilepsy journey every year at the Rise Above Seizures Walk.Julia's Story
Support Services for Parents & Caregivers:
After a diagnosis of epilepsy, it can be hard to know where to start to make sure your loved one receives proper care. Here are some things to consider right away:
Get help navigating an epilepsy diagnosis: our Information Services team is here for you and ready with answers to your questions.Information Services