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ALS Support Community

ALS support forum This forum is for persons affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and motor neuron disease. This includes diagnosed, their friends, families, and loved ones. Members directly affected by ALS can ask their questions, discuss concerns, and voice your thoughts and experiences with ALS.

General discussion about ALS/MND

Please use this forum for any general discussions about Lou Gehrig disease, and inquiries or questions you may have regarding ALS/MND.
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Newly diagnosed

Please use this forum for any discussions related to being newly diagnosed with ALS and MND. This may include questions about your diagnosis, or concerns with being newly diagnosed with ALS.
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People with ALS (PALS)

This forum was created to give individuals with ALS an opportunity to meet and discuss topics of interest. Individuals recently diagnosed with ALS can feel free to ask other members questions they may have.
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Do I have ALS? Is this ALS?

Have symptoms? Not sure if you have ALS, or what ALS is? Would you like to ask a general question about ALS symptoms? Please post all related questions to this forum.
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Military veterans and the VA

A forum for military veterans and veteran affairs. Discuss topics related to veteran affairs, ALS, and for military veterans to discuss benefits.
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Familial ALS (FALS)

ALS that runs in the family is known as familial ALS (or fALS). ALS that doesn’t run in families is called sporadic ALS. Familial ALS is very rare with only about one in ten of all ALS cases being familial.
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Stories of hope

Please place your stories of hope, and reasons to look forward to the future in this forum. Much of what we read about ALS is sad and depressing, this forum is not the place for those threads.
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Tips, tricks, and gadgets

ALS Tips, Tricks, and Gadgets you have found useful for people affected by ALS/MND. Post items that you have invented, adapted, found or made usable for PALS.
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PEG feeding tube help

PEG feeding tubes supplement eating, or if swallowing is causing choking, may be used to replace eating. Post care instructions, general questions and PEG recipes.
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Research & drug trials

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In memory of

A place for CALS to remember their beloved PALS. Please use this forum to inform us of a loved one's passing.
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Used ALS equipment for sale

This forum is for ALS related equipment sales. Any items that are no longer needed may be of great use to others affected by ALS.
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Support for caregivers (CALS) This forum is for caregivers to people with ALS (CALS). Speak with other caregivers for support, help with questions, and the sharing of experiences.

Current caregivers

This forum is for people that are currently providing caregiver support. People that have provided support can give support to those that are currently providing support.
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Past caregivers

This forum is for people that have provided care to someone with ALS that they have since lost to ALS.
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General discussions

This forum is a private area for forum supporters, moderators and long-time contributors. This forum is intended to be a safe place for more sensitive discussions that are not publicly displayed on the website or available for consumption by social media websites and search engines.
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Progressive bulbar palsy

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ALS and frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a clinical syndrome caused by degeneration of the frontal lobe of the brain and may extend back to the temporal lobe.
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Progressive muscular atrophy

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Multifocal motor neuropathy

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Off topic This forum is for off-topic conversations, stories, and other areas of interest unrelated to ALS.

Off topic everything

Stories, event announcements, and general off-topic catch-all conversations.
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Rants and raves

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Comedy, humour and jokes

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After 5 forum pub

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Religion

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Website feedback & assistance

If you need general website assistance or found an issue or bug, please post it here.
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