ALS General Info

The ABC’s of ALS Videos

Dallas Forshew, RN, Manager of Clinical Research at the Forbes Norris Center in San Francisco, has taught introductory classes on ALS for many years. Her popular lectures are available in three segments on YouTube, courtesy of The Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association.

We have provided the links here for your convenience:

Segment 1 Segment 2 Segment 3
  • Definition of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Description of the nervous system and motor neuron pathways
  • Epidemiology (age, environmental factors, genetics, prevalence, incidence)
  • Definition of ALS
  • Differential diagnoses (How is the diagnosis made and variants of motor neuron disease)
  • Clinical presentation (How ALS is experienced)
  • Prognosis (Rate of progression)
  • Treatment (Symptom management)
  • Resources