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Family Solution for Seizures: Epilepsy Purple Day 26 March

Family Solution for Seizures: Epilepsy Purple Day 26 March 2012

In 2008 nine year old Cassidy Megan started Purple Day to encourage people to talk about epilepsy and seizures and let others with epilepsy know that they are not alone.

Celebrated on 26 March every year, this years’ Purple Day asks the question “if you witnessed a child or adult having a seizure would you know what to do?”

In the past, families of children with epilepsy have managed the risk of seizures by sleeping in the same room as the child, allowing them to quickly respond to the seizure.

Tunstall, the world’s leading provider of assistive technology offers an epilepsy sensor that triggers an alarm that parents or carers keep with them, to quickly notify them that the child is having a seizure and needs assistance.

The epilepsy sensor monitors not only monitors seizures but also heart rate and tonic clonic shaking.

For adults living alone, the epilepsy sensor can be connected to Tunstall’s 24 hour response centre, enabling the response centre to notify a nearby family member or friend that the user may need assistance.

The Tunstall epilepsy sensor solution offers support to families and assists adults living with epilepsy to maintain their independence.

To support epilepsy awareness this Purple Day wear purple and visit www.everydayhero.com.au.

To find out more about Tunstall’s epilepsy sensor visit www.tunstallhealthcare.com.au in the products and services/telecare section.

About Tunstall Healthcare
With over 2.5 million users globally, Tunstall is the market leading provider of telecare and telehealth solutions. Across Australia Tunstall’s solutions support older people and those with long term needs to live independently, by effectively managing their health and wellbeing. Tunstall provides technology, expertise and advice to millions of people enabling them to lead independent more fulfilling lives. For more information on how telecare and telehealth can improve quality of life, visit www.tunstallhealthcare.com.au

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