Cognition in ALS

Background: ALS can cause non-movement problems such as difficulty paying attention, expressing oneself or controlling one's behaviour. Not only do these problems make day-to-day living more difficult for people with ALS, as well as their caregivers and families, but people with these non-movement problems may experience a more severe disease course. In this project, we are working to better understand what happens in the brain to cause these problems. In doing so, we hope to identify tests we can use to detect these problems and test if drugs work to remedy them. Additionally, such tests might help in detecting ALS earlier, or in identifying important subtypes of ALS.

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