People with epilepsy commonly have problems with cognitive functions such as learning, concentration, and memory. These problems can occur for a variety of reasons, including the underlying cause of a person’s epilepsy, brain abnormalities, recurrent seizures, side effects of anti-seizure medicines, or any combination of these.
Not all people living with epilepsy have memory problems, but for those who do, these problems can diminish their quality of life. And people who have trouble with their memory often report feeling anxious about their symptoms, which can increase their stress and make their memory problems worse.
HOBSCOTCH was developed to help individuals with epilepsy adapt and work through various difficulties, including thinking or memory problems.