ALS patients request more information about cognitive symptoms

  title={ALS patients request more information about cognitive symptoms},
  author={P. Wicks and J. Frost},
  journal={European Journal of Neurology},
  • P. Wicks, J. Frost
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Neurology
  • Background and purpose:  Once thought to impact only voluntary motor function, ALS/Motor neuron disease (MND) is now seen as a multi‐system disorder in which a minority of patients experience mild cognitive dysfunction or frontotemporal dementia. Despite clinical guidelines advocating supplying complete information to patients, educational materials on ALS often state that the mind is unaffected. We sought to establish how much patients and caregivers understand about ALS, what they have been… CONTINUE READING
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