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Home Alone: Med-Alert Systems

Home Alone:  Med-Alert Systems

 Med-Alert Systems:  Important Features for People with ALS By: Amy Roman, MS, CCC-SLP   Many people with ALS  require some type of alerting system to gain the attention of caregivers.  In my last article, Alerting Systems For The Home, I described various systems to alert a caregiver within the house when you have […]

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Dementia in ALS

Dementia in ALS

By: Susan Woolley, Ph.D. Neuropsychologist. For a minority of pALS, the disease affects thinking, not just muscles.  It is estimated that 15% of pALS experience dementia, which is called Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).  Family members often notice this before the person with ALS.  Sometimes it causes dramatic changes […]

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