Low Tech and DIY

With a few simple modifications, a daily routine of brushing and flossing will keep breath kissably fresh

Posted on Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 14:04, By: Miriam Davidson
For health and hygiene at all stages of ALS — not to mention the comfort of having fresh breath — it’s important to keep the mouth clean. A daily routine of brushing for at least two minutes, morning and night, and flossing before bedtime should be maintained, especially when eating a soft diet —...
Posted on Friday, June 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Freelance
As I walked through the doors leading out of the auditorium, Jerry grabbed my arm and pulled me closer. It had just been announced to our church congregation that I had been diagnosed with ALS. Jerry whispered in his low gravelly voice, “You will learn to adjust, to adapt and to cope.” Jerry had...

Ron and Linda Edwards found a way to help both themselves and others

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
Ron Edwards of Pryor, Okla., never expected to be the co-owner of a home business with his wife, Linda. With a 38-year career in banking, Ron, 59, was content to be a bank president. In the fall of 2005, Ron began experiencing muscle weakness in his shoulders and arms, and after rotator cuff...
Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 - 09:00, By: Kathy Wechsler
A splint can provide helpful support for your hand.

Write on! Low-cost, low-tech items can boost weak hands

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - 17:00, By: Other
In this age of text-messaging and voice mail, it’s easy to forget how important it is to be able to jot down a note, sign your name, or write a grocery list. Handwriting is indeed one of those “don’t-know-what-you-got-till-it’s-gone...