November is National Epilepsy Month
Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disease in the nation. In fact, 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. Yet epilepsy remains misunderstood by the general public, discriminated against, and underfunded in research initiatives. Anyone can have epilepsy, and everyone should know about the prevalence, impact and seizure first aid.
That’s why November Epilepsy Awareness Month (NEAM) is so important. It’s our chance to teach others what a seizure is, and is not. Let’s dare to imagine a community free of stigma, fear and discrimination against epilepsy.
Attention: Support Group Location Change
The support group location has been temporarily changed for December, January, and February.
Stanford Health Care ValleyCare
5565 W. Las Positas Blvd, Ste 150
Pleasanton, CA 94588
The mission of Eric's Corner is to raise awareness of epilepsy/ seizures and to connect our community with resources to effectively manage an epilepsy/ seizure diagnosis.
Eric's Corner support groups are free and meet every third Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Pleasanton, CA. The purpose of the group meetings are twofold: (1) To provide an atmosphere of sharing and open forum questions facilitated by a group of individuals with over 15 years experience living with seizure…
About Eric's Corner
2,000 people in the Tri-Valley (and over 140,000 people in Northern California) have been diagnosed with epilepsy, ranging from infants to teens and adults to seniors. amily and friends of loved ones with a diagnosis of epilepsy or seizures are also greatly affected by the challenges of living with this neurological disorder. Diagnosed in late 2010, local business owner Eric Nostrand is now one of those living with epilepsy.
Calendar of Events
Upcoming of events. Please come and join us at any events.
11/1 - Walking/ Social Group - Dinner @ Hop Yard
11/4 - Lobster Dinner/ Dublin Rotary & Eric's Corner
11/19 - Support Group with guest speakers Julie Clifton & Dr. Razavi