Insights

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

2016 International Symposium - Dublin · Healthcare · Insights

Quality of life and MND – insights from the Symposium


As an occupational therapist, I am interested in how people continue to find meaning, purpose and achieve quality of life in the face of continued loss of function and disability. With this in mind, I was struck by two presentations at the Symposium. First off a bit of background to set the scene. When writing…… Continue reading Quality of life and MND – insights from the Symposium

2016 International Symposium - Dublin · biomedical · Insights · Scientific

Session 7C: Mouse Models


At the beginning of December 2016, hordes of research scientists and clinicians embarked upon Dublin, a.k.a. the ‘home of Guinness’, for the 27th International Symposium on ALS/MND. This was my second conference and the Dublin Convention Centre on the north bank of the river Liffey was a great setting. Session 7C focussed on mouse models…… Continue reading Session 7C: Mouse Models

2016 International Symposium - Dublin · Healthcare · Insights

Highlights from the final of ALS/MND Assistive Technology Challenge


Alongside the International Symposium on ALS/MND, Karen Pearce’s trip to Dublin in December included attending a number of other, MND-related meetings. The first meeting she attended was the final stage of the Prize4Life Assistive Technology Challenge, sponsored by the ALS Association. The aim of the Challenge was to generate the development of flexible, accessible technology to…… Continue reading Highlights from the final of ALS/MND Assistive Technology Challenge