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Taking Control: Building Skills to Improve Cognitive Challenges in Epilepsy

Organizer

Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Date and Time

Thursday, May 28, 2020
12 pm to 1 pm

Location

Online

Hosted by Epilepsy Foundation New England

The Epilepsy Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock developed a self-management program designed to help people living with epilepsy lead happier and more productive lives. Join our community partner, Epilepsy Foundation New England as they host a webinar to share the details of this program with individuals and families impacted by epilepsy.

Epilepsy is a chronic neurologic disease that impacts approximately 3.5 million people in the United States. Over half of people living with epilepsy report difficulties with cognition. This can include problems with attention, thinking, learning, remembering, reasoning and planning.

HOBSCOTCH (Home-Based Self-Management and Cognitive Training Changes Lives) is an epilepsy self-management program designed to assist people manage and cope with their cognitive problems in order to feel more in control and lead happier more productive lives. This program was developed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Epilepsy Center. Problem Solving Therapy is a key component of the HOBSCOTCH program. We invite you to join us to learn about how HOBSCOTCH can help you to improve organizational skills, disease management and social skills.

The webinar will review:

• The effects of epilepsy and its treatment on cognition (thinking, memory, attention)

• Problem solving therapy and memory strategies

• Participating in an epilepsy-self management program

• Building skills to take control of day-to-day life

To register, visit: bit.ly/2YGMPKk

Keywords: Community Health Education

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