- Feb 6, 2012
- Loved one DX
My mother was diagnosed with ALS in Jan of 2010. Although all of her symptoms point to ALS, she refuses to accept that there is something wrong. In fact, she let me know we would not be discussing it any further and told me to go to hell the last time I mentioned it. I understand her anger, and denial, but my concern is that all the time and money spent on other cures/treatments is just making it so no one has to face what is going on and come to terms with this terrible disease. The whole family is aware of what's going on and we all can talk about it together but not with my mom. I have offered to go out there for a few weeks to help but am not sure I will be able to play the game of pretending like it's perfectly normal for her to be in a wheelchair. Any advice on helping someone after they have received their ALS diagnosis?