Category: "Seizure dogs"

Dogs bring people with epilepsy their medicine when they can’t do it themselves

Dogs bring people with epilepsy their medicine when they can’t do it themselves

If you have a complex form of epilepsy, a dog can help you, shows Valérie van Hezik-Wester in her dissertation. She researched whether having such a dog brings health benefits, and whether this care is also cost-effective for society. What is your research about? I followed 25 patients and their carer for three years. The […]

Man’s Best Medicine: How Seizure Dogs Are Transforming Lives for Epilepsy Patients

Man’s Best Medicine: How Seizure Dogs Are Transforming Lives for Epilepsy Patients

Unveiling the Healing Power of Seizure Dogs: Led by Valérie van Hezik-Wester, MSc, from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, the study explores the therapeutic benefits of canine companionship for individuals with severe epilepsy who have failed to find effective treatment options. Despite significant advancements in anti-seizure medications, up to 30% of epilepsy patients continue […]

Service Dogs May Lessen Seizure Frequency in Folks With Epilepsy

Service Dogs May Lessen Seizure Frequency in Folks With Epilepsy

THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Perhaps by reducing anxiety, a service dog can help reduce seizures in people with tough-to-treat epilepsy, a new study finds. A group of 25 study participants had an average 31% fewer seizures after months of owning a service dog trained to help people with epilepsy. And seven of […]

Delightful Derek is a perfect match for epilepsy client

Delightful Derek is a perfect match for epilepsy client

Derek the yellow Labrador is six months into his training with Sheffield-based charity Support Dogs. Staff at the organization’s training center, in Brightside, train assistance dogs for autistic children, adults with epilepsy, and adults with serious physical conditions such as multiple Sclerosis or cerebral palsy. Derek’s trainer, Lottie Barlow, says he would be perfect for […]

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