USEFUL LINKS ABOUT
MEDICATION & TREATMENTS

Some Treatment Options

Ketogenic Dietary Treatment:

 

The Keto Diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate and controlled protein diet used to manage epilepsy. The charities below offer information and support on this dietary treatment. 

 

Matthew's Friends Charity

Matthew's Friends Charity is dedicated to the use of the Ketogenic Diet to help children and also adults with drug resistant epilepsy.  The charity provides the latest research and information on dietary therapies to help those that are failing medication.  The work of the charity involves Ketogenic research, family support and professional education and training.

The Daisy Garland Charity

The Daisy Garland Charity works exclusively to help children with drug resistant epilepsy.  The charity funds Ketogenic Dieticians in NHS hospitals.  It gives grants for SATs/epilepsy monitors for use in the home.  It awards small one-off grants for 'special needs' equipment.  It provides family support.



Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS):

 

The vagus nerve stimulator may be used in children with drug resistant epilepsy. Click below for more information on VNS therapy

 

Introduction to VNS Therapy

VNS Therapy Guide



Epilepsy Surgery:

 

Epilepsy surgery may be considered for 4 to 5 % of children with epilepsy.

The Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS)

https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/treatment/surgery/children 
 

Epilepsy Surgery Friends

Epilepsy Surgery Friends support patients and their family through surgery

Info on medicines for children:

https://www.medicinesforchildren.org.uk/search-for-a-leaflet