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"ALS Care Project is the only 501(c)3, nonprofit organization in the USA whose primary mission is to improve the care of people with ALS through research and education."

VISION: To establish best practices of respiratory management for ALS in the community-based setting through research collaboration

 
 

In Memory of Greg Giacometti
Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:30-11:30 (doors open at 6:00)

 

“Helping persons with ALS
breathe easier”

Animation used compliments of
Science Museum of Minnesota

 
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease in the USA, is a degenerative disease of the motor neurons (nerve cells that contract skeletal muscles which move the body). Thus, ALS is a motor neuron disease. Because the disease results in progressive weakness of the skeletal muscles, ALS is classified as a neuromuscular disease. Invariably, ALS results in breathing failure (due to respiratory muscle weakness causing under-ventilation of the lungs), unless prevented and treated with mechanical ventilation (noninvasive or invasive breathing support).

ALS can strike any adult of any age. The 40’s to 70’s are the “target” years.
ALS and MND are abbreviations for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Motor Neuron Disease respectively. ALS/MND (international abbreviation) affects over 400,000 of the world’s population.

WHAT PEOPLE WITH ALS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RESPIRATORY MANAGEMENT

 
 
  International Symposium on ALS/MND

  Pulmonary Physicians for ALS in Local Community
 

 

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