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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Is there a cure for ALS?

    • A.

      Yes, many are available

    • B.

      Only one drug is available to cure ALS

    • C.

      No cure is available yet

    Correct Answer
    C. No cure is available yet
    Explanation
    ALS, also known as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that currently has no known cure. While there are various treatments and therapies available to manage the symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease, there is no definitive cure that can completely eliminate ALS. Ongoing research and clinical trials are focused on finding potential treatments and a cure for ALS, but as of now, no cure has been discovered.

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  • 2. 

    What does ALS stand for?

    • A.

      Arterial Sclerosis

    • B.

      Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis

    • C.

      Alzheimer disease

    Correct Answer
    B. Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis
    Explanation
    ALS stands for Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis. This is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing the muscles to gradually weaken and deteriorate. It is also commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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  • 3. 

    What parts of the body does ALS effect?

    • A.

      Attacks the nerve cells (neurons)

    • B.

      Digestive system

    • C.

      Endocrine system

    Correct Answer
    A. Attacks the nerve cells (neurons)
    Explanation
    ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells, specifically the neurons, in the body. These neurons are responsible for transmitting signals from the brain to the muscles, enabling movement and coordination. As ALS attacks these nerve cells, it leads to muscle weakness, loss of motor control, and eventually paralysis. The disease primarily affects the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord, leading to difficulties in speaking, swallowing, and breathing. While ALS does not directly impact the digestive system or endocrine system, the progression of the disease may indirectly affect these systems due to the loss of muscle control.

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  • 4. 

    What is sialorrhea?

    • A.

      Normal production of sweat and salivary glands

    • B.

      A decreased ability to manage normal saliva production

    • C.

      Increase of saliva

    Correct Answer
    B. A decreased ability to manage normal saliva production
    Explanation
    Sialorrhea refers to a decreased ability to manage normal saliva production. It is characterized by excessive drooling or pooling of saliva in the mouth, often due to neurological conditions or muscle weakness. This condition can cause discomfort and social embarrassment for individuals experiencing it.

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  • 5. 

    What are some of the barriers to care for ALS clients?

    • A.

      Xerostomia, proximal caries

    • B.

      Halitosis

    • C.

      Has excess saliva, a tight jaw, or trouble sitting up or lying back

    Correct Answer
    C. Has excess saliva, a tight jaw, or trouble sitting up or lying back
    Explanation
    Some of the barriers to care for ALS clients include having excess saliva, a tight jaw, or trouble sitting up or lying back. These physical symptoms can make it difficult for ALS clients to receive proper care and treatment, as they may struggle with swallowing, maintaining oral hygiene, and positioning themselves comfortably. These barriers can impact their ability to eat, communicate, and maintain overall oral health, highlighting the need for specialized care and support for ALS clients.

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  • 6. 

    What are the coming events for ALS?

    • A.

      Baseball game

    • B.

      Hockey tournaments

    • C.

      Walk for research

    Correct Answer
    C. Walk for research
    Explanation
    The coming events for ALS include a walk for research. This event is likely organized to raise funds and awareness for ALS research. Participants will gather to walk and show their support for finding a cure for this disease. The walk for research is a proactive way for individuals to contribute to the fight against ALS and make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by the disease.

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  • 7. 

    Who can be effected by ALS?

    • A.

      Kids

    • B.

      Older adults

    • C.

      Women

    Correct Answer
    B. Older adults
    Explanation
    ALS, also known as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, primarily affects older adults. This neurodegenerative disease targets the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to muscle weakness and eventually paralysis. While ALS can occur in individuals of any age, it is more commonly diagnosed in individuals over the age of 40. The exact cause of ALS is unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for ALS, and the condition progressively worsens over time.

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  • 8. 

    Is ALS contangious?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    ALS, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease, is not contagious. It is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. While the exact cause of ALS is unknown, it is not spread through contact or exposure to an infected person. ALS is not caused by a virus or bacteria, and it does not have the ability to be transmitted from one person to another.

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  • 9. 

    ALS is also called ?

    • A.

      Sclerose laterale amyotrophique

    • B.

      Lou Gehrig's disease

    • C.

      Maladie de Lou Gehrig

    • D.

      Motor Neuron Disease ( MND)

    • E.

      Maladie de Charcot

    • F.

      Maladie Charcot Neuron Disease

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Sclerose laterale amyotrophique
    B. Lou Gehrig's disease
    C. Maladie de Lou Gehrig
    D. Motor Neuron Disease ( MND)
    E. Maladie de Charcot
    Explanation
    ALS is also known as Sclerose laterale amyotrophique, Lou Gehrig's disease, Maladie de Lou Gehrig, Motor Neuron Disease (MND), and Maladie de Charcot.

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  • 10. 

    What other health care professionals can be included when providing treatment to a client with ALS?

    • A.

      Family Physician

    • B.

      Neurologist

    • C.

      ALS Nurse

    • D.

      Occupational Therapist

    • E.

      Physiotherapist

    • F.

      Dietition

    • G.

      Speech-Language Pathologist

    • H.

      Respirtory therapist

    • I.

      Social Worker

    • J.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    J. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the mentioned health care professionals can be included when providing treatment to a client with ALS. ALS is a complex disease that affects multiple aspects of a person's health, including their physical abilities, speech, nutrition, and emotional well-being. Therefore, a multidisciplinary approach involving various professionals is essential to address the different needs of the client. The family physician can provide overall medical care and coordinate the treatment plan. The neurologist specializes in diagnosing and managing neurological disorders, including ALS. The ALS nurse has expertise in managing the specific needs of ALS patients. Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and respiratory therapists can help with maintaining mobility, managing symptoms, and improving respiratory function. Speech-language pathologists can assist with communication and swallowing difficulties. Dietitians can provide nutritional guidance. Social workers can offer support and resources for the emotional and social aspects of living with ALS.

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