When my son was diagnosed with epilepsy, I quickly learned that controlling seizures is only the first step; it's about improving his total quality of life," said Priscilla whose son Sean has received the first seizure response dog supported by the partnership between UCB and Canine Assistants.
For epilepsy patients and their caregivers, getting a seizure response dog can mean the beginning of a new life for the entire family.
Seizure Response Dogs can get help (retrieve a phone, tap a K-9 rescue phone button which calls the operator and then 911, bark for help), reorient a person after a seizure, nudge a person who is having an absence seizure, provide emotional support, carry meds and client information.
In honor of Epilepsy Awareness month, UCB is sponsoring "A Cause for Paws," a donation drive that will benefit longtime partner Canine Assistants, an organization that helps people with epilepsy lead more independent lives by providing them with seizure response dogs.
In time for Epilepsy Awareness Month, the non-profit organization Canine Assistants and UCB Pharma, Inc announced a multi-year partnership to sponsor seizure response dogs for epilepsy patients across the U.