Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

ALS Stories: Todd Walker

This 2014 Roundabout U video is all about Todd Walker from Murray, Kentucky. Todd shares his ALS story, which began when he was suddenly unable to exercise like usual. At first, doctors thought Todd was suffering from depression as he had just lost his father but as his symptoms began…

6 Tips to Reduce Stress and Help You Relax

Everyone suffers from stress from time to time but when you have a chronic disease, stress not only adds to your everyday burden but can often exacerbate the symptoms of your condition. While we can’t avoid stress altogether, there are ways that we help ourselves relax more and not let things…

9 Ways to Manage Brain Fog

One of the most frustrating symptoms of living with a chronic illness is brain fog. There are medications to treat many symptoms of chronic diseases, but sadly there isn’t yet a pill that takes away brain fog. However, there are ways to deal with it so patients can minimize its effects and…

The ALS Association Explains the Disease

There are currently around 30,000 people in the U.S. living with ALS and that number grows by approximately 15 each day. MORE: Learn about Nanci, a much-loved Hollywood publicist who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2014 This ALS Association of Texas video explains amyotrophic lateral…

7 Tips For Starting an Exercise Program With ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the deterioration of muscles in the body, leading to loss of movement, an inability to speak and swallow, and eventually, breathe. According to medscape.com, the rate at which muscle deterioration occurs will differ from patient to…

7 ALS Facts You Might Find Interesting

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also know as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. There are two different types of ALS: sporadic and familial. To help you understand more about this disease, we’ve put together a list with…