Excellent care in a friendly, relaxed, patient-centred environment

The Neuro’s ALS Program is a model of compassionate care The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Program at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro has an interdisciplinary team that delivers outstanding, tailor-made care to meet the needs of patients. The program which integrates research and patient care is having a huge impact on […]

Tribute to Lou Gehrig

“For the past two weeks you have been reading about a bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth”– Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939 Almost 75 years ago, Lou Gehrig, one of baseball’s greatest players, stood in front of 62,000 fans at Yankee Stadium and […]

June is ALS Awareness Month

In Memoriam Day The ALS Society of Québec launched ALS Awareness Month with the first edition of an In Memoriam day. The goal of this special day was to celebrate the lives of people who fought bravely against the fatal neurodegenerative disease. Yves Lafleur, psychosocial counsellor at the Society explains: “Surrounding the room was not only […]

Caring for the caregivers: the ALS Society of Quebec expands its services

Caring of someone with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) isn’t easy.  It is a 24-hour a day, seven-day a week job that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on caregivers.  To help caregivers cope, the ALS Society of Quebec is expanding the services available to those looking after a loved one with the debilitating neurodegenerative […]

“Life is beautiful”: ALS slows but doesn’t stop Maurice

Maurice Leclerc considers himself ‘lucky’. The 84-year old has five children and four grandchildren and numerous close friends. He was married for 25 years to the ‘loveliest person’ he’s ever met. He loved his job so much he worked till age 77.  A year into retirement, Maurice was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The deadly disease is robbing […]

Dedicated Volunteers Step-Up

They live in different regions of the province and hail from different walks of life. Men and women. Young and not-so-young. The five volunteers you are about to meet have one thing in common: all have a passion for helping the ALS Society of Quebec and a deep love for someone impacted by the devastating […]

Dr. Michael Strong: Science and medicine in the family genes

Lucille Ball famously said, “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” The axiom applies to Dr. Michael Strong.  The title on his business card reads:  Dean, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Distinguished University Professor, Professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Arthur J Hudson Chair in ALS Research, Interim Scientific […]