Check out ECAS research at the 29th International Symposium on ALS/MND, Glasgow

The latest research led by Prof Sharon Abrahams will be presented during the 29th International Symposium on ALS/MND in Glasgow, Scotland on 7-9 December 2018. Check out the following presentations and meet Sharon’s team:

Oral Presentations – Saturday 8 December

Caroline McHutchison

SESSION 5C: EPIDEMIOLOGY
09.45 – 10.00: A family history of depression and anxiety predicts cognitive and behavioural changes in MND
(C McHutchison*, D Leighton, J Newton, on behalf of the CARE-MND Consortium, A McIntosh, S Chandran, S Pal, S Abrahams)

 

 

Ratko Radakovic

SESSION 6B: CLINICAL SUPPORT AND QUALITY OF LIFE
12.10 – 12.30: Apathy subtypes, quality of life, wellbeing and caregiver burden in motor neurone disease
(R Radakovic*, D Gray, K Dudley, E Mioshi, D Dick, G Melchiorre, H Gordon, J Newton, S Colville, S Pal, S Chandran, Z Simmons, S Abrahams)

 

 

Chris Crockford

SESSION 7B: COGNITIVE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGE
14.30 – 14.50: Cognition and behaviour does decline across the ALS disease course after controlling for attrition 
(C Crockford*, J Newton, K Lonergan, T Chiwera, T Booth, S Chandran, E Cleary, S Colville, M Heverin, I Mays, S Pal, N Pender, M Pinto-Grau, M Porteous, R Radakovic, C Shaw, L Stephenson, G Stott, R Swingler, A Vajda, J Warner, A Al-Chalabi, O Hardiman, S Abrahams)

 

Poster Presentations – Saturday 8 December 

POSTER SESSION B: COGNITIVE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT (18:00-18:50)

Debbie Gray

Reliability and Validity of the brief Dimensional Apathy Scale (bDAS)
(R Radakovic, D Gray*, K Dudley*, E Mioshi, D Dick, G Melchiorre, H Gordon,
J Newton, S Colville, S Pal, S Chandran, S Abrahams)

 

 

 

Faith Hodgins

Impact of the Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen on clinical practice and the patient experience
(F Hodgins, S Bell, G Stott, S Meldrum, L Williams, S Mulhern, S Abrahams*)

 

 

 

Caroline McHutchison

Behavioural changes in MND are associated with symptoms of neuropsychiatric disorders in first and second-degree family members
(C McHutchison*, D Leighton, A McIntosh, M Ryan, E Costello, M Heverin,
O Hardiman, S Abrahams)

 

 

Monica De Icaza Valenzuela

The Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS) is sensitive to both Alzheimer’s Disease and behavioural variant Frontotemporal Dementia
(M De Icaza Valenzuela, T Bak, S Colville, S Pal, S Abrahams*)