ST. CLOUD - The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota hosted seizure recognition and response training at the St. Cloud Library tonight.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota hopes to stop seizures, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder of the brain characterized by having recurring seizures. In 70 percent of epilepsy cases, there's no known cause behind it.


Over two million Americans have epilepsy, approximately one in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives. In the Minnesota and North Dakota area alone, over 60,000 people have epilepsy.

Lori Braegelmann, the community outreach coordinator for the epilepsy foundation of Minnesota, talked about how common epilepsy can be.

During the meeting, a presentation was given on the common types of seizures, and what the appropriate response would be in order to assist someone.

Braegelmann emphasized remaining calm, keeping the person safe, and also being sure to treat that person with respect.

For additional information on Epilepsy, you can visit monthly meetings hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. You can also visit their website.