(i) Using existing data, to characterize the impact of ALS stage, cognitive and behavioural effects in ALS on caregiver burden, and to ascertain the unmet psychological and psychosocial needs of caregivers.
(ii) To provide new data focussing on subjective and objective aspects of caregiver burden that can inform psychologically tailored interventions that enable self-management of carer burden.
(iii) To develop guidelines for healthcare professionals to recognize cognitive and behavioural changes in ALS and the associated carer burden.
The ALS Association (ALSA)
Grant of €184,840 converted from $200,000.