Technology & Counting Absence Seizures

In my blog post “Counting My Absence Seizures,” I talked about my inability to count my absence seizures.  I want to be as independent as possible.  Once I saved up some money, I wanted to buy the technology to actually start trying this.

I need some advice on the technology part.  I have a digital camera that can record videos (max length of video is 25 min) to a memory card.  I was hoping to save money and use my current digital camera, but buy a memory card that can store larger videos.  Is this possible or is this project going to be more complicated than I thought?  If I ask someone at a store, I feel that they will try to get me to spend as much money as possible.

My idea is to occasionally record myself for a length of time doing normal activities at about the same time of the day (such as:  7pm).  I could then look at the videos to count my absence seizures.  I also want to keep the videos just in case they would be needed at a later time.


What do I do? First Aid for Partial Seizures

First Aid for Complex Partial Seizures

I did not create the following video, but it does a great job of illustrating what to do if someone is having a complex partial seizure.

More First Aid Tips for Partial Seizures

The following is a guide developed by the Epilepsy Foundation for specific types of partial seizures.  For more assistance, please contact your local Epilepsy Foundation.


What are Partial Seizures?

Recognizing Partial Seizures

The following video, created by Health Guru, describes partial seizures and the difference between simple partial and complex partial seizures.  Many people are familiar with tonic-clonic (formerly known as grand mal) seizures, but are not as familiar with these types of seizures.   Being able to recognize the type of seizure will help you figure out how best to help.



What do I do? Someone is having a tonic-clonic seizure!

Not knowing what to do if someone else is having a tonic-clonic seizure can be scary.  Knowledge is power!  These videos were not created by myself, but are courtesy of the epilepsy therapy project.   They help illustrate what to do if you see someone having a tonic-clonic seizure.   They also help illustrate what you should do immediately after the seizure.

Disclaimer:  This video does show someone actually having a tonic-clonic seizure.



What is Epilepsy Anyway?

Epilepsy has been in the news a lot lately, and it can be tough to understand.  There is conflicting information about it on the internet.   The presence of a seizure doesn’t necessarily mean you have epilepsy!  Get the facts here.

Disclaimer:  I did not create this video.  Consult your doctor for more detailed information.   Courtesy of epilepsy. com and Health Guru:

Inspirational Video – Will Smith

I stumbled across this video while trying to find an inspirational video for motivating my students.  I find that it is extremely inspirational.   Click on the video and learn Will Smith’s wisdom on life and how to excel.

Disclaimer:  I did not make this video.

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.