Screening for cognition and behaviour changes in ALS.

  title={Screening for cognition and behaviour changes in ALS.},
  author={Sharon Abrahams and Judith Newton and Elaine Niven and Jennifer T Foley and Thomas H Bak},
  journal={Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis & frontotemporal degeneration},
  volume={15 1-2},
This study presents the Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS), developed for ALS patients with physical disability for use by health care professionals. The screen is designed to detect the specific profile of cognition and behaviour changes in ALS and to differentiate it from other disorders. Forty-eight ALS patients (none with evident dementia), 40 healthy controls and 20 carers were recruited. The ECAS, a 15-20-min screen, includes an ALS-Specific score (executive functions… CONTINUE READING
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