ALS Canada

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, or motor neuron disease) is a disease that progressively paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body that we are typically able to move at will. Over time, as the muscles of the body break down, someone living with ALS will lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe.

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Exciting News

Check out this article – exciting news from the field of ALS research!

Western University researchers unlock potential ‘cure’ for ALS

The Ottawa Hospital – ALS Clinic

Our Services

The interdisciplinary team works with patient and caregivers to maintain the best possible level of function in all aspects of living. The team operates in multiple areas of function:

  • Mobility including walking, transfers, positioning, driving and related issues of environmental accessibility;
  • Self-care including personal care, activities of daily living and home-making;
  • Psychosocial status including emotional health and spiritual well-being;
  • Communication including both speaking and writing;
  • Nutrition including healthy eating and special needs;
  • Breathing including assessment and monitoring of lung functions and lung hygiene, as well as respiratory support.

In addition, caregiver needs and resources are supported and options for future care are discussed.