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7 October 2016
BRAIN WAVES - This unique session is for youth from 12 to 18 years of age.  We've teamed up with Antyx Community Arts Centre for this new program.  If you're looking for ways to express yourself, enhance your creative skills, and help others understand epilepsy while working with your peers, Read More...
24 April 2015
The Epilepsy Association of Calgary has partnered with - 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 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...
2 June 2014
The Melanie Grace Memorial Scholarship – Honoring Sparkling Women Applications for the Melanie Grace Memorial Scholarship, in memory of our former Volunteer Coordinator, Melanie Grace Burnell, are now available and will accepted between September 9 and October 9, 2016. One award of $500 will be made in December of 2016. Don't 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.