A caregiver assists a family member or friend with challenges resulting from illness, disability or aging. These examples are just the beginning. The situations that can make someone a caregiver are endless.
The links below will connect you with MS Society programs and external community resources to help you find the support you need to manage and cope with multiple sclerosis. The MS Society recognizes the incredible contribution made by caregivers and is committed to supporting them through providing information on financial and legal issues, as well as other valuable resources and information. Read More.
Conservative MP David Yurdiga says people suffering from disabilities that worsen and ease, like his wife and daughter, are not treated fairly under Canadian law and he wants to change that. The motion passed unanimously and the committee met for the first time to discuss the issue Thursday. Watch below: from Nov.
Alberta joins a growing list of provinces, including QuebecSaskatchewanManitobaOntario and New Brunswickin making the unique treatment available to patients 18 years or older who meet specific criteria. This medication has the potential to transform the course of the disease, so I am pleased to know that more patients may have the opportunity to benefit from it. I have a number of patients on the drug, and with this news, it is my hope that this number will increase significantly, " said Dr.
Search Filters. Trial Filters. A listing of Alberta, Canada clinical trials actively recruiting patients volunteers.
Photo credit: Melissa Fabrizio. Researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a unique process of brain cell death that affects the cells that are most vulnerable in multiple sclerosis MS. After identifying the process called pyroptosis, or fiery death, the researchers were able to block the enzyme in the brain that is responsible for it, using a drug that could potentially treat MS.
Robert Pauly, University of Alberta nephrologist and researcher. The resulting financial pressures limit the number of patients who can access this treatment option. However, patients also pay out-of-pocket expenses for medicines, renal-friendly foods, transportation costs to attend medical appointments, medical equipment, and time off work. Costs quickly add up and become a significant burden on patients.
In January the Supreme Court gave the federal government an extra four months to come up with a national assisted dying framework but said that Canadians outside Quebec who are in pain and want help dying can apply to court for permission. I do not wish to have continued suffering and to die of this illness by choking. I feel that my time has come to go in peace.