This year has been a lot for my family and me. Between the pandemic, riots, political issues, hurricanes, wildfire, and earthquakes, perhaps there is nothing that surprises me anymore. I believe I am more than capable of handling unexpected things…

It is entirely difficult to assist family members with ALS. Not only the symptoms can sometimes be subtle, but the whole struggle is unbearable to handle. It becomes devastating to know that your loved ones are having difficulty grasping objects.…

For people living with ALS, the quarantine measures are no different. While for most, staying at home is new to them, it was the "normal" that ALS patients knew. ALS is a progressive disease that targets the nerve cells that…

I went to the 2019 Multiple Sclerosis Event with my mother, expecting to learn more about her disease. You see, she had an MS diagnosis not too long ago, and no one in our family knew anything about the condition. All we…

[caption id="attachment_251" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Source: needpix.com[/caption] Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is also known as ALS, sometimes go hand in hand with anxiety and depression. This condition takes a toll on their mental health due to the challenges they…

I can remember the day when I attended the 2017 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Conference. The sky was cloudless; I was in the company of amazing friends. They were as curious as I was about Lou Gehrig’s disease and wanted to…

Coping With Depression Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis yields mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. In one study, “patients with ALS had a higher risk of depression diagnosis as well as antidepressant use than controls. The risk increase appeared to be…

Introduction Like any severe disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) has a significant effect on the life of the patient and relatives and the people caring for them. It is not unusual for people who have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis to suffer…

The bulbar muscles are one of the primary targets of ALS, which involves the mouth and throat. As such, the gradual weakening of the throat and mouth muscles may be experienced, which may result in difficulty swallowing or speech problems.…

[caption id="attachment_193" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Source: pixabay.com[/caption] ALS can alter people’s mental and emotional health, and if not checked, it will render the person struggling from it a hollow shell of their former self. This condition can make a once soulful…