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  Monthly e-Newsletter of The ALS Association

November 2015



Research Conference on Rapid Therapy Development Explores Most Promising Developments

als researchIn late September, The ALS Association convened leaders in ALS research for a three-day conference to discuss and collaborate on the most promising therapeutic developments: antisense oligonucleotides, gene therapy, and stem cell therapy. The event was a prime opportunity for these researchers to offer updates on their progress.


Veterans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ALS

Military veterans regardless of the branch of service, regardless of the era in which they served, and regardless of whether they served during a time of peace or a time of war are at a greater risk of dying from ALS than if they had not served in the military. With the help of scientists, federal agencies, and ALS advocates, we are making progress toward understanding why.

Providing Veterans with ALS the Care They Deserve

For unknown reasons, veterans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ALS and more often than not receive care through a nationwide network of VA Hospitals. Your support has helped The ALS Association operationalize the first ALS Certified Center at a VA Hospital in Ohio ensuring the highest level of standardize care for the brave men and women who have served our country in uniform.


Permobil Continues Support of The ALS Association

als researchNext year, 2016, will mark ten years that wheelchair manufacturer Permobil, Inc. has supported The ALS Association in a variety of ways. Every year, hundreds of Permobil employees and their families across the country enthusiastically participate in the Walk to Defeat ALS.


Now Online! Care Connection: A Way to Help Your Family Caregivers

So often, we want to help families dealing with ALS, but we don’t always know the best way to do that. Can we make a meal? Help with household chores? Run errands? Care Connection is a program designed to match caregivers’ needs with friends and family who want to lend a hand. Recently, the program was upgraded to an online format to make it easier to access and keep track of! Find out how you can get started today!

BAYADA Honors ALS Caregivers during National Home Care Aide Week

BAYADA Home Health Care is proud to sponsor National Home Care Aide Week 2015. In addition to supporting The ALS Association, the company has the opportunity to honor caregivers throughout the country who embody compassion, strive for clinical excellence and provide reliable service for people with ALS.


Upcoming Webinars

The Value of Home Health Care for Clients and Primary Caregivers
Monday, November 16, 2015
11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
(2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

Click here for more details


Iron Horse Diagnostics: Developing Tests to Aid Rapid ALS Diagnosis and Monitor Disease Progression
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
(4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

Click here for more details


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