Economic burden of epilepsy
The report, launched on International Epilepsy Day February 10, shows that in 2019-20, there will be an estimated 142,740 people living with active epilepsy in Australia, costing a total of $12.3 billion. The lifetime costs for the estimated 14,603 new cases per year is $22.2 billion. Epilepsy doesn’t discriminate, being prevalent across gender, age and location.
Epilepsy Queensland believes that the psychological and social impacts of epilepsy are as important as the economic burden.
The Flame is Epilepsy Queensland’s quarterly newsletter for members. It is packed with inspiring and sometimes heartbreaking stories of living with epilepsy, news about our events and activities as well as tips, information and updates from Epilepsy Queensland’s team, renowned epilepsy specialists, researchers, health professionals and advocates.
Please click on the links below for issues of The Flame:
Little Poss Newsletter
Epilepsy Queensland’s mascot Little Poss (who has epilepsy as some possums do!) helps children learn about epilepsy and how to deal with seizures, medication, bullying and schoolwork.
Little Poss writes a bi-monthly newsletter which you can receive by becoming a member of the club. Click here for more information on becoming a member of the Little Poss Club.
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Livewires was formerly Epilepsy Queensland’s quarterly newsletter of the Family Support Program. It is packed with epilepsy stories, news about our events and activities and up to date advice and information.
Please click on the links below for previous issues of Livewires: