Principal Investigators

    O.Hardiman, L Van den Berg, A. Al-Chalabi, C.McDermott & P.Tappenden, A.Chio & G. Moro, T.Mayer, G.D. Boraiso & A. Winkler, W.Sermeus & W.Robberecht



    Contact information of lead PI


    Ireland|Netherlands|United Kingdom|Italy|Germany|Belgium

    Title of project or programme

    ALS CarE: A Programme for ALS Care in Europe

    Source of funding information


    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 2,020,372

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Motor neurone diseases


    Research Abstract

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive fatal neurological disease that strikes in the prime of life, and for which there is no treatment. The principal aim of management is to maintain quality of life and reduce the symptoms of the disease. This requires a multidisciplinary approach using best practice for symptom alleviation, including innovation approaches towards maximising quality of life. The purpose of ALS-CarE is to use existing information drawn from partner countries into a system of care that is available to people with ALS at the correct time, in the correct format and in a cost effective manner. This will be achieved by collecting details of patient and carer experiences across all stages of from diagnosis to end of life, including decision making in the terminal stages of the disease. A health economic analysis will help to identify the overall costs of disease management, provide models of increased efficiency that preserve and maximize quality of life, and begin to develop novel health economic measurement tools for terminal neurological illness. The completed project will provide a user-friendly best practice programme for ALS that can be modified for management of other related degenerative diseases of the nervous system

    Lay Summary

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Types: Investments > €500k, JPND Projects
Member States: Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, JPND, Netherlands, United Kingdom
Diseases: Motor neurone diseases
Years: 2016
Database Categories: N/A
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