18 Aug 2016

This Way Up

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:35 pm on 18 August 2016

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterised by recurrent seizures that affects up to 2 percent of the population here in New Zealand, and about 50 million people worldwide.

As well as taking medication to manage their symptoms, some people with epilepsy are also getting help from trained dogs.

These epilepsy assist dogs can help people through a seizure, protect them from injury, and can even act as an early warning system. This Way Up's Simon Morton met some of the dogs.