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Midwest Neurological Coalition Informational Quiz

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the diseases and disorders our member agencies serve. Please visit the
individual websites of our member agencies to answer the questions. For all quiz answers, please contact Sally Dwyer at sdwyer@alsa-midamerica.org.

The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter
www.alsa-midamerica.org

  1. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis causes degeneration in the ________ and the _________.
  2. Name three possible symptoms of ALS.
  3. What are five Care Services provided by the Chapter to help those living with ALS?


Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter

www.alz-heartofamerica.org

  1. List three children's books about Alzheimer's disease
  2. How many Alzheimer's Association Chapters are there in Kansas? In Missouri?
  3. How many interactive slides are there in the "Inside the Brain" interactive tour? 

Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City
www.biaks.org

  1. Every year, _____ Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury.
  2. It is easy to identify someone who has had a brain injury: True or False.
  3. What is the mission of the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City?


International Essential Tremor Foundation

www.essentialtremor.org

  1. Is essential tremor more prevalent than Parkinson's disease?
  2. Essential tremor affects how many Americans?
  3. What are the most common medications used to treat essential tremor?


National Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid America Chapter

www.msmidamerica.org

  1. What is multiple sclerosis?
  2. What causes the symptoms?
  3. What medications and treatments are available?

Myasthenia Gravis Association
www.mgakc.org

  1. Myasthenia Gravis is an ___________, neuromuscular disease characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups.
  2. List four symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis.
  3. List two things that can bring on Myasthenia Gravis symptoms.


National Parkinson Foundation Heartland
www.parkinsonheartland.org

  1. What is Parkinson's disease?
  2. What are 10 early warning signs of Parkinson's disease?
  3. What does the National Parkinson Foundation Heartland offer?

 

Greater Kansas City Spinal Cord Injury Association
www.gkcscia.org

  1. The National Spinal Cord Injury Association now joined with the United Spinal Association has how many chapters in Kansas and Missouri? What are their locations?
  2. From the GKCSCIA website, where can you find a link to a national resource center on spinal cord injury?

 

American Stoke Foundation
www.americanstroke.org 

  1. List three things the American Stroke Foundation provides to continue its mission of supporting stroke survivors and their families through their ongoing journeys of "life after stroke."
  2. True or False: There is special assistance available if someone cannot afford the program fee.
  3. How many programs does the American Stroke Foundation offer, 10 or 14?

 

 

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