PACES in epilepsy is a free program specifically designed to help adults with epilepsy manage their active seizure conditions. The goal is to help you develop strategies for epilepsy self-management for a more fulfilled and independent lifestyle.
How does PACES work?
PACES in Epilepsy discusses topics relevant to epilepsy in each session to improve self-management. The program consists of 8 weekly sessions each about 60 minutes. Each session is conducted via phone conference led by an epilepsy professional and a peer with epilepsy. At each session, participants are encouraged to engage by taking notes, asking questions, and sharing personal experiences. Each week, participants set a personal goal for the following week to improve how they deal with the challenges of living well with epilepsy.
Interested in Joining?
What You’ll Learn
PACES provides a wide range of topics that are important to people with epilepsy:
Epilepsy and other medical issues
Stress and depression
Memory and cognition
Community participation on a budget
What You’ll Receive
8 weekly meetings led by an epilepsy professional and a peer with epilepsy
PACES participant session guide
Opportunity to discuss epilepsy topics of interest with peers
A study conducted by the University of Washington Epilepsy Center/Health Promotion Research Center showed that the PACES program significantly improved quality of life, mood, epilepsy self-efficacy, and epilepsy self-management. PACES is an eight-session epilepsy self-management program developed with direct input from adults with epilepsy at the University of Washington Epilepsy Center/Health Promotion Research Center and subject to randomized control evaluation with funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).