The ALS Canada Blog is a pilot project. We will be working towards publishing content in both English and French in the coming months. Please refer to the “Français” category to access blog posts that are available in French at this time.

Le blogue de la Société canadienne de la SLA est un projet pilote. Nous poursuivrons des travaux sur la publication d’un contenu de blogue en anglais et en français dans les mois à venir. Veuillez consulter la catégorie « Français » pour accéder aux entrées de blogue qui sont disponibles en français en ce moment.

Strengthening Canada’s Excellence in ALS Clinical Trials


For a disease like ALS that has few treatment options and no cure, clinical trials are the best hope for the future. Participants in clinical trials play a critical role to help determine if a new treatment can slow, halt...

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Research to help people with ALS stay active and independent

ALS Canada’s clinical management grants


Staying active and independent for as long as possible is important for people living with ALS as the disease progresses. There are many ways in which to manage symptoms or receive care, but there often isn’t enough research performed to...

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The power of connection – one family’s experience with ALS


Throughout his lifetime, David Urlin has worn many hats. He has worked as a farmer, a businessman, a hotel owner and a deputy mayor, and in his spare time he used to play football, baseball, hockey, and racquetball. Then in...

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Finding New Ways to Diagnose ALS Faster with Advanced Imaging


ALS is difficult to diagnose because no single test or procedure can firmly identify the disease. Current diagnostic tests for ALS focus on ruling out other diseases that share similar initial symptoms. For example, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a...

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Deanna Fennell: moving forward and giving back


For many years, the WALK for ALS has been bringing people together in support of a shared cause. Everyone has their own reasons for participating: some go to support a recently-diagnosed friend or family member; others focus on raising awareness,...

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Kristine Lee: making adjustments along the way


For the past decade, Kristine Lee has been progressively losing the ability to stand on her own. A wife and mother of two, Kristine has upper motor neuron predominant ALS, a form of the disease that typically progresses more slowly...

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