Episode #84 - Learning to Manage Cognitive Challenges for People with Epilepsy featuring Dr. Elaine Kiriakopoulos


Seizures are just one of many challenges for people with epilepsy and their families. There can also be a number of physical, emotional, and intellectual comorbidities resulting from the seizures as well as the medications used to treat them. Cognitive challenges and memory issues are among the more common comorbidities and can have significant, long-term impacts on quality of life. The HOBSCOTCH program is designed to help those with epilepsy who are experiencing cognitive challenges or memory problems.

Today on Seizing Life Dr. Elaine Kiriakopoulos, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Dartmouth College, provides a thorough overview of HOBSCOTCH, a personalized program that helps people with epilepsy find ways to manage and cope with memory and thinking challenges in order to lead happier, more productive lives. Dr. Kiriakopoulos explains the origins of the program, advises who can benefit from it, and provides a comprehensive description of the structure and components of the program. She also talks about the controlled trials that have shown the measurable benefits of HOBSCOTCH, as well as how the program is currently being adapted for both adolescents with epilepsy and PTE patients. If you or a loved one experiences cognitive challenges as a result of epilepsy, you will want to hear about this incredible, free, evidence-based, self-management program that’s tailored to the individual’s needs and challenges.

Learn more about epilepsy’s impact on memory and cognition in our Seizing Life episode with Dr. Lam.

You can also learn more about the HOBSCOTCH program, by watching this CURE Epilepsy webinar:

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