ALSN Vol. 12, No. 1

Posted on Monday, January 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Christina Medvescek
Like hotels and hospitals, there are good and bad nursing homes. Even the best isn't the same as living at home, but residential facilities offer round-the-clock care that may be impossible to get at home. Some people with ALS choose to go to nursing homes as an act of control over "being a burden...
Posted on Monday, January 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Freelance
Mila Sales, Cathy Wolf's head nurse, puts on Cathy's Headmaster collar for head support. Cathy Wolf used to write funny poetry for her two best friends on their birthdays. She used to work on her college newspaper. She wrote a dissertation to achieve a doctoral degree.
Posted on Monday, January 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Margaret Wahl
Editor’s Note: The 17th International Symposium on ALS/MND (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Motor Neurone Disease), held in Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, showcased important research findings, many of which involved MDA research grantees and clinicians. News items from the meeting are...

Paying for assistive technology: Make alternative financing work for you

Posted on Monday, January 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
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...