Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson's Centre
If you or a family member are newly diagnosed with epilepsy, you will likely have alot of questions...
- What to expect now and what epilepsy means for the future?
- Do lifestyle choices affect epilepsy?
- Are there things to do to minimize seizures?
- What are complementary & alternative therapies?
- Are there ways to minimize medication side effects?
- Are there implications for ability to learn at school?
- Are there concerns about obtaining or keeping a job? Or worries about safety?
- How can you identify and deal with myths and misperceptions about epilepsy?
- What should you tell other people? Or should you tell other people?
Our professional staff can address your questions and concerns in a confidential setting, and help you find practical solutions to the challenges you may face.
Children with Epilepsy
If you are a parent of a child with epilepsy, we can help address social and learning issues at school. We can discuss safety concerns at school and in recreational activities. At your request, we will offer free, age-appropriate and flexible education sessions for school staff and classmates.
Teens with Epilepsy
If you are a teen with epilepsy, we have the information and suggestions for lifestyle management tips such as: driving, drinking, working, dating and sexuality, sports, taking medications, managing at school, and much more.
Employment and Epilepsy
Concerned about employment issues? Worried that people will find out you have epilepsy and you will lose your job? We have the important information to share about your rights and responsibilities. If you think it would be helpful, we can offer a free in-service about epilepsy at your workplace.
Seniors and Epilepsy
If you are a senior newly diagnosed with epilepsy, we can help you deal with the special issues you may face (Fact: Did you know that approximately 1 in 14 seniors has epilepsy?)
If you decide you want to connect with someone who knows what you’re going through, we can help you connect with other people living with epilepsy…We can also connect you to other useful community resources…
Click here for a full listing of the different ways our Epilepsy Program can help you. We invite you to contact us by phone at 250-475-6677, in person by appointment, or email Lindsy Beal our Epilepsy Coordinator.