ALSN Vol. 7, No. 7
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Posted on Sunday, September 1, 2002 - 17:00, By: Christina Medvescek
Many people with ALS maintain an amazingly upbeat attitude, but even the strongest people get down sometimes. If depression is becoming a concern, consider some of these strategies from experienced caregivers:
Provide meaningful work
Posted on Sunday, September 1, 2002 - 17:00, By: ALSN Staff
Counting on Kindness: The Dilemmas of Dependency, by Wendy Lustbader, 1991, 206 pages. Free Press, (206) 985-5400, www.lustbader.com.
Lustbader, a medical social worker, has taken a unique look at caregiving — from the perspective of the person receiving the care. Her book is valuable both for...
Posted on Sunday, September 1, 2002 - 12:44, By: ALSN Staff
Weakness of the muscles that control or influence breathing or swallowing is by far the most serious problem in ALS and requires decisions about whether and how to prolong life.