Being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can be devastating for patients and their families and friends, but there are ways to move forward. We’ve put together a list of coping strategies to help you get through the first few weeks with help from the Mayo Clinic and ALSWindsor.ca.
Allow Time and Space to Grieve
Everyone will require time to absorb the information given to them about the disease and to come to terms with the reality of ALS. Some people may take longer than others, so allow people time to process the diagnosis. It’s OK to feel angry, sad, depressed and to grieve and mourn.