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Single Parents and Seizures

Epilepsy Tasmania’s nurse (Emma) recently took a phone call from a single mum who had just had her first seizure – in front of her children. Understandably, she was concerned about having more seizures at home in front of her children and placing responsibility for her care with them.

Emma supported this mum by demonstrating a device called LifeMinder that is designed to give people their confidence back and improve their independence. The LifeMinder will quickly sense a fall from a tonic-clonic seizure and send an SMS alert to a family member or friend. It also allows for a hands-free two-way voice conversation to occur.

LifeMinder is now helping this single mum and her children feel more relaxed in the knowledge they can all be easily and quickly supported if another seizure occurs.