Epilepsy expert to speak at Harrogate event

Professor Gus Baker. Picture: Peter Fox
Professor Gus Baker. Picture: Peter Fox

A leading epilepsy specialist will talk at a Harrogate memory workshop on Saturday.

Award-winning Professor Gus Baker will address the Majestic Hotel event, organised by the Harrogate branch of Epilepsy Action.

The workshop is designed to support people with the condition, aiming to raise awareness of the memory problems people with epilepsy can experience and help identify and provide techniques to help with existing problems.

Cliff Challenger, Epilepsy Action’s North England manager, said: “Professor Baker is one of the country’s leading experts on epilepsy and memory.

“He is a great speaker and will give practical examples to help people understand and learn to manage memory problems.

“This will be a brilliant opportunity for anyone to learn more about their epilepsy or how it affects others.

“The sessions are aimed at people with epilepsy and their families. Field workers, nurses and education professionals are also welcome.”

The free event begins at 10am, and refreshments will be provided. More information is available from Cliff Challenger by calling 01274 64 00 64, or email cchallenger@epilepsy.org.uk

Professor Baker works at neurology hospital the Walton Centre in Liverpool. He is the author of over 150 publications including five books on topics to do with epilepsy.

His speciality is in understanding the impact of neurological conditions on people’s physical, social, psychological and neuropsychological functioning.

He is the recipient of the British Psychological Society’s life-time award for distinguished contribution to Professional Psychology.

Epilepsy Action campaigns for better healthcare and fairer access to education and employment. Visit www.epilepsy.org.uk or call the Epilepsy Helpline freephone 0808 800 5050.