LGS Learning & Resource Center

LGS IS HARD. FINDING INFORMATION DOESN’T NEED TO BE.

The LGS Foundation is dedicated to providing a comprehensive LGS Learning and Resource Center (LLRC) so those living with LGS can #NeverStopLearning

Whether it is to find a doctor, learn about epilepsy surgery, understand seizure clusters, or something else, the LLRC is here for you.

We are working hard to add topics to the LLRC. Is something missing? Please let us know at info@lgsfoundation.org

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

New Treatment for Seizures

Learn more about DBS from Dr. Michael Chez, M.D. Pediatric Neurologist in Sacramento, CA.   Children who are not eligible for surgery, or who have had limited surgical success, often attempt the ketogenic diet or vagal nerve stimulation (VNS). A…

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Responsive Neurostimulator (RNS)

New Treatment for Seizures

What is Responsive Neurostimulator (RNS)? In responsive neurostimulation, a small battery-powered device called a neurostimulator is implanted in the patient’s skull. The neurostimulator is connected to thin wires, called leads, which the surgeon places in the area or areas of…

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Corpus Callosotomy

What Is a Corpus Callosotomy? The corpus callosum is a band of nerve fibers located deep in the brain that connects the two halves (hemispheres) of the brain. It helps the hemispheres share information, but it also contributes to the…

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Comprehensive Care Centers

Individuals with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome have complex and lifelong neurological and medical needs that are unique. Often, a local care team is not familiar with LGS or may not have had another patient with this diagnosis. A visit to a Comprehensive…

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Seizures & Safety

Safety Is a constant Concern for those with lGS Children and adults with LGS have frequent seizures and are at high risk of injury. Further, they may not have the ability to sense danger, may wander off from their home…

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Seizure Clusters, Status Epilepticus, and Rescue Medication

Seizure clusters and status epilepticus are common in LGS and are a seizure emergency. A Seizure Action Plan should be created for every individual with LGS and shared with other caregivers. Seizure Action Plans outline what to do during a…

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Create a Seizure Action Plan (SAP)

Seizure clusters and status epilepticus are common in LGS and are a seizure emergency. A Seizure Action Plan should be created for every individual with LGS and shared with other caregivers. Seizure Action Plans outline what to do during a…

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Keeping a Seizure Diary

Keep a seizure diary where you record seizures along with other relevant information, such as dietary changes, the timing of medication intake of both anticonvulsants and other drugs, amount and quality of sleep, etc. This is a useful tool when…

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Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)

Mortality due to epilepsy is a significant concern for the families of those with LGS. Seizures can sometimes be fatal for a number of reasons. Some children with LGS may lose their lives due to accidents, status epilepticus, or illness….

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