Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

7 Things to Keep in Mind If a Loved One Has ALS

An amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosis can be devastating for both the patient and their family. If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with ALS, they’ll need your support now more than ever. Remember to be understanding and patient. We’ve put together a list of things to consider if a someone close to you has…

Filmmaker Finishes Film Project With Advanced ALS

In this video from CBS Sunday Morning, follow the journey of award-winning filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice as he completes his pet project, a film called My Name is Emily, despite being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) eight years ago. MORE: Explaining the progression…

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…

A Song Inspired by ALS: ‘The Last Poem’

This video from Alisa Apreleva is all about an awareness campaign in Moscow, Russia, that’s helping to highlight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). MORE: What research is being done on ALS? The video features Russian recording artists and patients in various stages of the disease singing a specially written and composed…

An ALS Documentary: ‘Mr Connolly Has ALS’

https://vimeo.com/216244227 This film by Dan Habib is all about the extraordinary life of high school principal Gene Connolly. Connolly was the much-loved principal of Concord High School for 14 years before he was struck by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2014. MORE: Explaining the progression…

Living With ALS: Chris Mehess’s Story

In this video from LA Fitness, 51-year-old surfing fanatic Chris Mehess shares his ALS story. Chris first began experiencing problems in April 2015 when he began having difficulties staying upright on his surfboard and regularly suffered from cramping in his ankles and calves. A few months later,…

5 Benefits of Cannabis Tea for Chronic Illnesses

Medical marijuana is gaining popularity as a complementary medicine to help with many symptoms associated with chronic illnesses. While many people are curious about how marijuana (or cannabis) may help improve their symptoms, they are also reluctant to smoke the substance. However, there are ways that medical marijuana can be administered, including…