Education and awareness are key objectives in our fight to provide people living with ALS and their loved ones compassionate care and support. Each year the ALS Association Alabama Chapter is proud to offer our EmpowerED Workshops, a web series which will focus on multidisciplinary care, new treatments and current research, as well as, practical strategies for helping pALS and their families live their best life possible while we continue our efforts to discover new treatments and ultimately a cure for ALS.
Every 90 minutes a person is diagnosed with ALS; every 90 minutes another person passes away due to ALS. At any point in time, an estimated 5,000 people are living with ALS in the United States. Each of those individuals is loved by an entire group of family members, friends, caregivers, social support and healthcare practitioners who will come alongside that person through their healthcare journey as ALS continues to progress and new or increasing barriers arise.
The mission of the ALS Association Alabama Chapter is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS and to serve, advocate for, and EMPOWER people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. The concept of living life to the fullest includes receiving best-practice, evidence-based care. People living with ALS and their family caregivers can be proactive and in the best control of their health and symptom management when they are educated about what to expect and what interventions are available. Social service and health care practitioners best serve pALS when proper training is provided and accessible to them.
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