MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 11, No. 10

Cover Story

Caring for a loved one with ALS and simultaneously keeping up on the job can make you feel as if you’re being ripped apart. There are obvious benefits to working while caregiving, like income and health insurance, and less obvious benefits, like social contact and getting a small mental break...

Features

Several MDA/ALS centers include nurse practitioners (NPs) as part of a health care team. They’re registered nurses with advanced degrees and training who manage their patients’ ongoing care once they receive a diagnosis of ALS from the neurologist. NPs execute the care of patients in a variety of w...
Linda Parr had a hard time convincing her husband and caregiver Larry to take a little break and let someone provide respite care for her. Larry worried Linda wouldn’t get the quality of care he could provide. If she hadn’t pushed for it, he probably wouldn’t have done it. Anita and Robey...
In the world of assistive technology (AT), communication devices, mobility aids, adapted vehicles and home modifications are all costly, and Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance don’t always cover their purchase. Here are some assistive technology funding resources that can help ease th...

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