- Aug 18, 2012
- Learn about ALS
Hi & thanks for reading. Two of my Dad's first cousins have passed away from ALS. These cousins weren't siblings of each other. None of their parents (ie my Dad's aunts & uncles) had ALS. My Dad has been having trouble with his thumbs (they are kind of cramping up) and he now has reduced movement. I have read a lot about ALS and am now petrified. Both of my Dad's parents lived into their 80's and didn't have ALS. Can the genetic form bounce around like this or is it generally passed through direct parents? I really appreciate your help on this one.