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  1. L

    caregivers..need some advice

    Hi, I am new to this board and I am desperately searching for some advice as to how to help my mother. My father was diagnosed with ALS in 1998. My mother is his caregiver and it is getting to a point where it is is physically and emotionally taking it's toll on her to the point where I am...
  2. X

    New To Forum

    Hello All! My name is Christina and I am a daughter/partial caregiver to my father who has ALS. My mother is also a new member, and I at first just signed up because I figured I could help her manage her profile (I am a little more computer literate ) but after going through the site I was...
  3. C

    In Memory of Jerry Timpone

    My brother in law passed away March 26, 2008, from ALS with Dementia. He was only 57. We will miss him terribly. He was practically a part of my whole life. When he first met my oldest sister, I was 11 and I will soon turn 50. So for 39 years this man saw me grow up, graduate, and later get...
  4. W

    Not sure how to help.....

    My husband's uncle was diagnosed with ALS in Nov. of '07. We thought it would be a slow progression, but unfortunately that does not seem to be the case. He was recently fitted with a wheelchair and scooter and the last time I spoke with a family member I was told he now required help feeding...
  5. Lorie

    To my PALS and CALS Friends

    Those of you that we have made a personal relationship via E-Mail. (you know who you are) I haven't forgotten about you. I have had a rough week. I bought me a Personal Organizer today to keep up with you all. I am getting a lot of E-Maills from my friends. I don't want to have to depend on my...
  6. S

    Hi.....Im new to this.

    My mom has ALS, she is 60yrs old, has had it for 3 years now. In the beginning, she walked with a kane, then a walker, then wheelchair. When it got to the point she needed a wheelchair and had no movement in her legs, she had in-home care come to her house twice a day to get her meals etc...
  7. S

    too scared, or too involved?

    Hi alll, I've been trying to support my good friend and his wife as he deteriorates w/ ALS. I make meals and offer other support so he can continue working, without too much extra strain on his wife who also works. He was Dx about 15 mo. ago. He is still working -( an Awsome high school...
  8. J

    New to it all

    Hello all - just from viewing the threads this looks like a wonderful site for questions/answers and support! My mom first started having troubles early this year - was diagnosed with Bulbar Palsy in June. Her speech has declined since the onset and has choking/coughing espisodes during meals...
  9. B

    Feeding Tube

    I am very worried about my mother-in-law. She has been having difficulty swallowing for some time. Although she has been given the list of foods to avoid. She continues to eat them, and stuggles during most meals. Is having trouble with constipation because she has difficulty with liquids...
  10. J

    Hoping for Initial input

    Hi - This is my first post and I was hoping to get input on some recent changes my wife is going through and where we are at from doctor visits and tests. In early February my wife suffered an episode that seem to be visually triggered that put her down and bed ridden for 3 days. It appeared to...
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