How do I care for someone with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you know someone with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), they will almost certainly benefit from your love and support. People with ALS usually maintain the same mental abilities and emotions that they had before the disease. Being treated like a worthwhile human being, who is more than just a disease, is their need and their right.

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