MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 13, No. 1

January 2008

Cover Story

"The two offices of memory are collection and distribution." ~ Samuel Johnson As people grow older, their thoughts often turn to philosophical questions of life, death and the nature of human existence and experience. Many examine their lives, wondering about the significance of their...

Features

Thanks to advances in assistive technology, there’s a world of innovative ways to control your power wheelchair and stay active on four wheels. Planning for change From the outset, work with your health care team — physician, physical therapist (PT), occupational therapist (OT) and a reliable rehab...
People with disabilities caused by ALS are in a position to claim more deductions than the average taxpayer when filing their federal income tax returns — but these deductions aren’t conveniently identified in a single location. A step in the right direction is the U.S. Department of Intern...
It's never too early to start obtaining assistive technology (AT) equipment and services. Realistic financial planning can make time your ally and reduce frustration when it comes to purchasing pricey equipment that can enhance your quality of life. When Robert Wolf of Ambler, Pa., received a diagno...

Research Roundup

ALS specialists discuss clinical trial results, methods at Toronto conference Some 750 conferees, mostly ALS clinical and scientific experts, gathered in Toronto Dec. 1-3 for the 18th International Symposium on ALS/MND (Motor Neuron Disease), sponsored by the British Motor Neurone Disease...

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