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Did you know that 90% of the care provided to people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is provided by their caregivers? The following sheet presents key information on its symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors, stages of development and treatment.

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As your loved one's neurocognitive problems progress, their ability to express themselves and understand may diminish. This practical tip discusses key elements of the approach you, as a family caregiver, can take to support communication with your loved one with neurocognitive disorder.

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Are you familiar with ambiguous loss and grief? It is the mourning that one experiences when one’s loved one with neurocognitive disorders is still alive but no longer has the same emotional and mental presence. It involves mourning the loss of the relationship as it existed, of the projects, of the former way of life. We provide guidance so that you can prepare for and cope with this.

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How can we define ageing? It is an inevitable process that starts at birth and that intensifies with age. The most visible consequences are observed on the face and body (wrinkles, white hair, brown spots on the hands, etc.). Among the changes observed, there is strong interest in physiological and cognitive decline. So, what can be considered as “normal” ageing?

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Caregiver support Helpline

Étienne is a caregiver counselor

For personalized, non-judgmental, caring and empathetic support, contact Étienne and his fellow caregiver counselors. They all have training in professional assistance.

The Caregiver Support Helpline is available at 1 855 852-7784, every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and by e-mail.

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Contact our Caregiver Support Helpline for counselling, information et referrals.

Every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Free of charge.

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