Palliative Care Conference by Anita Mehta, RN, PhD, CFT (Director of Education and Knowledge Exchange at the Montreal Institute for Palliative Care) and Véronique Després, SW (Director of Multidisciplinary Services at the St-Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre)

Palliative Care Conference by Anita Mehta, RN, PhD, CFT (Director of Education and Knowledge Exchange at the Montreal Institute for Palliative Care) and Véronique Després, SW (Director of Multidisciplinary Services at the St-Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre)

The first part of this presentation, provided by Anita Mehta, addresses ALS and the long-term implications (including death). In addition, it addresses the concepts and philosophy central to Palliative Care and some common misconceptions. The application and implications of Palliative Care to ALS population is discussed. Finally, family caregiver implications

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Conference on ALS Research and Q&A (bilingual) – February 2021

Conference on ALS Research and Q&A (bilingual) – February 2021

We are pleased to present this bilingual presentation on current ALS Research, held on February 24th, 2021. A Q&A follows the conference.
Speakers:
1. Dr.  Richard Robitaille, PhD, Full Professor, Neurosciences Department, Université de Montréal
2. Dr. Angela Genge, Neurologist and Director of the ALS Clinic and the Clinical Research

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COVID-19: Vaccination for the ALS community

COVID-19: Vaccination for the ALS community

The Canadian ALS Research Network (CALS) offers you an explanatory document in which you will find the answers to the following questions:

Is the vaccine safe?
Should people living with ALS be considered a vulnerable population?
Should I receive the vaccine?
When and where can I get the vaccine?

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Fighting ALS with positivity and hope for Elias Makos

Fighting ALS with positivity and hope for Elias Makos

“Fighting with Positivity and Hope” – Elias Makos
When my 74-year-old mother began having mobility issues, my family assumed that old age was finally getting to my active mother who had always been a dynamo. But as different treatments failed to show any results, doctors began to suspect something far more

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Videoconference on Telehealth – November 2020

Videoconference on Telehealth – November 2020

In this conference, Dr. Genevieve Matte, Neuroscience researcher at the CHUM Research Center, presents useful information on managing the new reality of telehealth in a COVID environment.
WATCH THE CONFERENCE (in English)

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The lockdown through the eyes of Chantal Lanthier

The lockdown through the eyes of Chantal Lanthier

OUR LOCKDOWN IS REAL.
Locked inside my own body, confined to my wheelchair, deprived of my independence and freedom.
The COVID-19 pandemic and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, have a lot in common.
The pandemic has forced us all to isolate to some degree,

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