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Posted on Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 14:09, By: Miriam Davidson
How many times in your journey with ALS have you heard someone say, “Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help?”
“Thanks, I will,” is usually the response, but then no one follows up. Family and friends may be sincere and well-meaning in their offers of help, but they don’t realize how hard...
Posted on Friday, January 1, 2010 - 11:27, By: ALSN Staff
In the journey with ALS, a good support network is essential. Friends, family and willing volunteers make life easier and sweeter in so many ways.
But coordinating such a network can seem like one more job on an overflowing “to do” list. It takes time and effort to keep people...
Posted on Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 10:15, By: ALSN Staff
MDA’s equipment resource program has wheelchairs, walkers, communication devices, lift chairs and other assistive equipment available for use at no cost by people registered with MDA.
MDA also gladly welcomes donations of lightly used medical and assistive equipment that is no longer needed by...
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2009 - 17:00, By: ALSN Staff
On April 21, MDA launched its new social networking site, myMDA. With the goal of creating “strength in community,” the site provides an easy way to connect with other individuals and families coping with ALS in order to discuss health care, research, caregiving strategies, parenting questions and...
Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 17:00, By: ALSN Staff
To promote the 17th annual national ALS Awareness Month this May, MDA has planned a number of national and local events designed to increase public awareness of ALS.
Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 16:04, By: Christina Medvescek
MDA is proud to announce publication of the new MDA ALS Caregiver’s Guide. Free to those with ALS who are registered with MDA, the 210-page book replaces MDA’s 1997 ALS caregiver’s guide, When a Loved One Has ALS.
Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2006 - 16:23, By: Kathy Wechsler
"Hope is a self-awareness,” said Ron Trasky, a licensed therapist with 36 years of experience in the mental health field and the facilitator of the MDA/ALS support groups in Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo. “It’s an inner understanding, an inner strength or force that allows an individual to...