May is ALS Awareness Month

May is ALS Awareness Month

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. The degeneration of the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord leads to the loss of the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement, which results in paralysis and eventually leads to death.

Understanding ALS and the impact it can have on an individual's, and their loved ones' lives, can be difficult. The ALS Association has a number of valuable of free resources available on their website.

Click the infographic to view the full-size image at www.alsa.org where we invite you to download booklets, review factsheets, and watch videos about ALS.

Infographic Source: Facts About Lou Gehrig and ALS http://www.alsa.org

Disclaimer: The contents of this blog are intended to be utilized as a general resource for clinicians and suppliers to then use clinical reasoning skills to determine optimal seating and mobility solutions for individual clients. Steve and Angie are unable to answer questions from members of the general public including caregivers and end users. Members of the general public should direct specific questions to their own clinicians, medical, suppliers, or other health care professionals.


Posted by: Date: 5/19/2014 8:46:56 AM
Filed under: ALS, Angie, Education
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