ALSN Vol. 16, No. 6

Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 10:00, By: ALSN Staff
In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, MDA is shining a light on family caregivers across the nation, via a special interactive caregivers’ website, MDA Salutes Caregivers.
Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 10:00, By: Amy Madsen
John Shearer and his wife Brenda learned in November 2010 that he has ALS. The couple, who lives in Woodstock, Ga., were told the disease would cause gradual weakening of John’s voluntary muscles, such as those used for moving and breathing. John, 70, retired four months later in March 2011 from...
Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 10:00, By: Amy Madsen
Editor's note: This is part of a larger story about the science and effects of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in ALS. For more information, see When the Thinking Parts of the Brain Go Awry in ALS.

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