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  1. Fusia

    Magnetic charging/data transfer cables

    It's now almost impossible for me to insert a charging cord into the charging port of my iPad. I recently found these magnetic cables on Amazon, where you put a little charging tip into the charging port, which you just leave in the device. Then, you use the magnetic charging cord to connect to...
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    Advice on caregivers schedule for PALS living alone

    I am a widowed PALS living alone. I was diagnosed in August 2019, currently both hands are not very functional, both arms are very weak, and back is very weak. It is getting more difficult to handle a lot of personal care on my own, including showering, getting dressed, and eating. I think I've...
  3. Fusia

    PWC versus lift chair

    I just acquired an Ultra Comfort lift chair. I'm really struggling with it in 2 ways: First, it's just dang ugly, and does not fit in with the look of my home - silly, I know, but my home makes me happy. Being in my living area with friends or just by myself reading or watching TV is one of...
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    Power wheelchair insurance?

    In early July, I received my power wheelchair - Permobil F3. I'm not using it a lot just yet, but have taken it out on longer "walks". I recently found a good used wheelchair accessible minivan, and should have that in my possession in about a week. When I called my insurance agent about...
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    Apple's Voice Control accessibility feature

    After reading Jim's recent post with detailed information on his PAL's new Eyegaze system, I thought I would post a bit on Apple's Voice Control feature. This can be useful if you use an iPhone, iPad, or a Mac computer – IF you still have the use of your voice. It allows you to navigate screens...
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    I'm a new member of this unfortunate, exclusive club

    I was diagnosed as probable ALS by Dr. Martinez-Thompson at Mayo about two months ago -- I had first symptom about 14 month ago. I had suspected this DX for a while, so while it wasn't a shock, it's still devastating. Initial symptoms were in my left hand and arm (grip, weakness, muscle...