2015 · Clinical · Healthcare · Insights

ENCALS 2015 Meeting, 21 – 23 May, Dublin: Highlights and insights of cognition session


This year Dublin was not only home to the annual ENCALS meeting 2015, but also to a referendum on gay marriage. One week after the meeting the buzz of the sessions is still with me.  This was an excellent event and the varied scientific sessions and posters helped to build my knowledge and understanding of…… Continue reading ENCALS 2015 Meeting, 21 – 23 May, Dublin: Highlights and insights of cognition session

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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Improved screening for cognitive change in ALS


Ah, Milano. Home of Armarni, The Last Supper and Panettone…in no particular order of importance, of course! This year Milan was also home to the annual International Symposium on ALS/MND. There was a plethora of high quality research on show this year, particularly at the clinical session on cognitive and psychological change in ALS. A…… Continue reading Improved screening for cognitive change in ALS

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Day one of ALS Symposium


The sessions we attended today at the 24th international symposium included autonomy and quality of life, cognitive and psychological change. Hogden, from Australia described a decision making model which was originally used in cancer care. She highlighted that there were lots of important decisions that patients need to make but these are made more difficult…… Continue reading Day one of ALS Symposium

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Information to help manage cognitive change


In recent years the MND Association has funded healthcare research into cognitive and behavioural change in people with MND. To get an update on the latest research in this area, and to understand its impact in supporting people with MND and their families, I attended the first clinical session of the International Symposium – dedicated…… Continue reading Information to help manage cognitive change