Baptist nurse helps connect patients with epilepsy support group

As an RN and the mother of an adult son with epilepsy, Connie Prudhomme knows first-hand about the value of support and shared information. “We formed a support group in response hearing from patients, and in the community, the need for people with epilepsy to get information, education, and socialize with other people with epilepsy.”

Now, thanks to her efforts and the support of Dr. Pawan Rawal, director of Baptist’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, no one needs to feel alone. “So many people with epilepsy tend to isolate themselves socially, so we want to provide fellowship and education for these people and their families,” says Connie.

The free monthly meetings are open to anyone and led by an educator from The Epilepsy Foundation Middle and West Tennessee (EFMWT). The next meeting will be Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cordova Branch Library.

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