ALSN Vol. 12, No. 3

In the February issue Stan Silver wrote “In the Beginning,” his coming to an understanding of ALS and how he would live with it. This month his wife, Phyllis, writes of confronting the emergence of her role as Stan’s caregiver.

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Freelance
Phyllis and Stan Silver
Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Kathy Wechsler
Losing the ability to speak is a harsh reality for people with ALS. It happens at different times for different people, depending on where the ALS symptoms appear and how fast the disease is progressing. It’s also important to realize that preparing for loss of the ability to speak is...

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...

Sleep aids: low-tech  strategies for improving sleep

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
For people with ALS, finding innovative ways to ensure better sleep comfort benefits everyone in the household. Proper bed positioning is vital because it helps improve circulation, minimizes the swelling associated with severe weakness and muscle inactivity, and helps prevent skin breakdown (...
Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Other
Augie and Lynne Nieto, co-chairpersons of MDA’s ALS Division, are hosting the Black & Blue Bash for Augie’s Quest to raise funds for MDA’s ALS research program on March 30 at the San Francisco Marriott.

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