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Family Caregivers Unite!

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May 18th 2010:Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS and MND: Support for Family Caregivers

David Cameron is President & CEO of the ALS Society of Canada. Rodney Harris is the Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria, Australia. They describe their organizations. They respond to points from Episode 3, Jan 26, 2010, ‘Family Caregiving and Lou Gehrig’s Disease’, raised by Colleen Smailes, whose husband died from Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2009, and Melanie York, who was diagnosed with it in 2008. The points include support for family caregivers in assisting family members with the disease in their shift from independence to dependence, from communicatio

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David Cameron

David Cameron joined the ALS Society of Canada in September 2003 as President & CEO. Previously he was Executive Director, Ontario Division, of the Canadian Diabetes Association, a post he held for five years. He sits on the Board of Directors of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations. With his vision for the future of the ALS Society of Canada he has led it through a period of growth and transformation. Under his leadership the society engaged in a major strategic planning exercise which saw the organization commit to a closer working relationship among the 10 provincial ALS partners to enhance the potential for fund development and client service growth. He is also active in t
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Rodney Harris

Rodney Harris is the Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria, and has held this position for over 16 years. The Association provides a limited number of services that it is best placed and equipped to deliver, and works with community and health services to improve access and support for people living with MND. He has had an extensive engagement in community-based organizations, and has been on the Boards of a number of non-profit organizations. He has been a Board Member and Chairman of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations. His work to develop palliative care services for people with life-threatening illnesses, particularly motor neurone d
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