ALS Lou Gehrig's Disease Bay Area Chapter
This video was directed/edited by a patient suffering ALS for the ALS foundation greater bay area chapter. ALS "Lou Gehrig's Disease" attacks the nerve cells causing the body to waste away. The average life span when diagnosed is 3-5 years.There is no known cause and no known cure. To learn more or donate go to www.als.org
Living With ALS: Mobility, Activities of Daily Living, Home Adaptations
This video covers a range of mobility issues that occur with ALS. Health care professionals, persons with ALS and their families not only provide information in this video, but also demonstrate equipment and techniques that can help you maximize your function. Suggestions for activities of daily living such as eating, dressing and bathing are included along with examples of helpful home adaptations.
ALS Residential Living
A startling fact about ALS is that well over 90% of the people afflicted with this disease opt to die rather than use a ventilator to breathe for them when the diaphragm becomes too weak to pump the lungs. A significant reason for this is that the perception of life on a vent is pretty dismal. Across the country, the only places to provide care to a vented person are hospitals (or worse) - not an inviting living environment. The Steve Saling ALS Residence was the result of the planning described here. Opened in March 2010, the ALS Residence will prove that ALS does not have to be fatal anymore. View the video