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25 April 2014
Presented by Easter Seals Camp Horizon in partnership with the Epilepsy Association of Calgary August 18-23 2014 for Kids & Teens 7 to 17 years old • Subsidies available for families in need! An overnight camp filled with new adventures and new friends, all in a safe environment with nursing staff on call Read More...
4 March 2014
  If you want to show ‘some bunny’ you care this Easter, we are taking orders for our yummy chocolate penguins. Hand-made by Olivier's Candies exclusively for the Epilepsy Association of Calgary, the penguins are available in milk or dark chocolate. Each is 5” tall & 178 grams of Read More...
4 March 2014
Congratulations to Valerie Gibbons, the first recipient of the Melanie Grace Memorial Scholarship. For a 2014 application, more information, and to see Valerie's story  Read More...
4 March 2014
We're taking orders for Purple Day T-Shirts until March 10, 2014. Shirts are $25 each and are available in toddler, youth, and adult sizes. Proceeds to the Epilepsy Association of Calgary. Read More...
4 March 2014
The Epilepsy Association of Calgary is proud to be an official charity for the Calgary Marathon - Charity Challenge in 2014. The Charity Challenge gives participants an opportunity to raise funds for EAC as a Calgary Marathon participant. 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.