Although new treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / motor neurone disease are being developed, these at present offer only the potential to slow the disease process. Therefore a palliative care approach to the care of the patient and their family is at the centre of good clinical practice in ALS/MND. This book provides an evidence-based guide to care, including the control of symptoms, the psychosocial care of patients and their families and care in bereavement.;The contributors are from many different disciplines and are all closely involved in the care of ALS/MND patients, giving a depth of practical knowledge and experience and allowing a comparison of the differences across cultures, social circumstances, health care systems and nations. The book aims to provide a reference for all involved in the care of patients with ALS/MND, including neurologists, general physicians, rehabilitationists, paramedical staff, general/family practitioners and specialist palliative care teams.