Will amyotrophic lateral sclerosis make it hard for me to get dressed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) causes generalized muscle deterioration, which can manifest early on as both weakness and as difficulty making precise movements. These symptoms can make it difficult to put on certain types of clothing. If ALS is making it hard to get dressed in the morning, there are some solutions. You can wear clothing without zippers and buttons. Alternatively, button hooks and zipper pulls are technological supplements that can make it easier for you to manipulate the clothing you already have.

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