Is swallowing and breathing always affected?

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Debbie53

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Thanks for all the support already, you guys are great. My dad is so far doing ok breathing but problems with that is what I dread the most. Also, what agencies are there to help? He's in assisted living, but soon he'll have to be in a nursing home. My mom was in one for a year and a half before she died, and I'm sure they didn't have the kind of resources to deal with what we'll be facing.
 

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Debbie,

ALS does eventually effect breathing and swallowing/speech, as the muscles weaken from lack of nerve signals.

Sorry about your Dad.

You really need to contact the ALS Association and the MDA. They can help with info and support.
 
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Debbie53

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I appreciate your help!

Thanks Jimercat, I'll check them out today. Knowing there are people out there who can relate and actually care means everything.
 
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