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Message and Voice Banking

Message and Voice Banking

Changes in your speech or loss of speech may occur with ALS. While there is no easy way to prepare for this prospect, Message Banking and Voice Banking are excellent options for preserving your unique sound and the identity it represents. Voice or Message Banking will enable […]

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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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5 Power Chair Features that are Necessary for PALS

5 Power Chair Features that are Necessary for PALS

By Melody Fung, O.T. R/L Occupational Therapist 5 Features Power Tilt and Recline: These two functions enable you to perform adjustment of back and hip angles independently. They provide pressure re-distribution and postural support to reduce the risk of skin breakdown. Tilt and recline are also essential […]

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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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