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ALS Research Program: Targeting Drug Discovery| Via ALSA

Lucie Bruijn, Ph.D., The ALS Association. Dr. Bruijn is the FY13 Integration Panel Chair for the DoD Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP).

 

Via ALS Assoc.: This is a great insight into the Department of Defense (DOD) ALS Research Program. Watch The ALS Association's Chief Scientist discuss it here. Our nation's veterans develop ALS at twice the rate of civilians, regardless of branch of service or combat duty witnessed.

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VA launches caregiver pilot with 10 new iPad Apps

VA launches caregiver pilot with 10 new iPad Apps | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

The Department of Veterans Affairs has fully launched its pilot, announced last year, in which it’s distributing 1,000 iPads to family caregivers of veterans loaded with 10 specially-created apps.

“There are three things that we’re looking at in the pilot,” said Kathleen Frisbee, Director of Web and Mobile Solutions in the Veterans Health Administration. ”The first is the impact of the iPads on caregivers’ stress and burden. We’re looking at the historical stress and burden scores we collect through our home visits on those that have the iPad versus those that don’t. The second is looking at caregiver preparedness and trying to understand the impact iPads can have on that. And.............

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