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6 March 2017
PURPLE DAY FOR EPILEPSY AWARENESS is March 26, 2017. We have posters, ribbons, and bracelets available to help you promote Purple Day and epilepsy awareness. Call or e-mail us to request yours.  Be sure to let us know what you're planning, and send us your photos! In Calgary and Central Alberta, Read More...
6 March 2017
MEET JORDAN LORENTZON - On March 26, Jordan will be transformed into "BEARDO THE PURPLE". He's coloring his beard purple to raise awareness and funds for epilepsy. We think that's pretty awesome! He's hoping people will support his efforts with your pledges. If you can help, click on the 'donate' Read More...
7 October 2016
New Date for "BRAIN WAVES" for Youth - We're very excited to be working with Antyx Community Arts Centre for this innovative and unique session.  Antyx staff have a great deal of expertise in helping young people find and express their voices through artistic endeavors.  If you're a young person with Read More...
24 April 2015
The Epilepsy Association of Calgary has partnered with ShopandShare.ca - where you can help raise money for EAC by shopping at your favorite stores online!  If you are an avid online shopper, then you should sign-up for ShopandShare.ca. At no extra cost to you, a portion of every purchase you make Read More...
18 December 2014
Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Epilepsy Association of Calgary.  Read More...

Seizure First Aid

1. Keep calm. Let the seizure run its course. Time the seizure. If the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, repeats without a full recovery, or the person is injured, call for medical assistance.
2. Protect the person from injury. For convulsive seizures, place something soft under the person's head and move any furniture or obstacles out of the way. Do not restrain the individual's movement. For a seizure causing a person to wander, gently guide them away from danger.
3. NEVER put anything in the person's mouth/between the teeth.
4. After a convulsive (tonic-clonic) seizure has ended, roll the person onto their side. This allows any fluid to drain from the person's mouth, helping clear their airway. Check for medical identification.
5. After the seizure, let the person rest. Some people will need only a few minutes to recover; others may require several hours of rest.