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Insights into ALS/MND research from the Frontotemporal Dementia UK (FTD UK) 2017 meeting


The end of September saw the World Frontotemporal Dementia Awareness Week, as important as any awareness week. For those who are not familiar, Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) is recognised as one of the most common young onset dementias, usually characterised by behaviour change, language problems and difficulties planning or organising. It is very important to note…… Continue reading Insights into ALS/MND research from the Frontotemporal Dementia UK (FTD UK) 2017 meeting

2015 · Clinical · Healthcare · Insights

ENCALS 2015 Meeting- Pioneering the Cognitive session


The biggest ALS European meeting was held this year in Dublin, Ireland. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the venue (i.e. country and city) had to be changed last minute from Milan, Italy. Nevertheless, Dublin as a city was riveting and impressive, which was further augmented by the electric atmosphere created by the same-sex marriage referendum that…… Continue reading ENCALS 2015 Meeting- Pioneering the Cognitive session

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Cognitive Changes session (25th ISALS/MND): A story of both behaviour and cognition


The Cognitive Change session of the International Symposium on ALS/MND in Brussels, Belgium did not fail to impress. Chaired by two of the foremost researchers in the field (Prof Sharon Abrahams and Prof Orla Hardiman), it attracted quite the audience. Their chairing did not disappoint, with a great mixture of well-aimed questions, excellent introductions and,…… Continue reading Cognitive Changes session (25th ISALS/MND): A story of both behaviour and cognition