I recently read a biography written by a woman who has lived with ALS for nearly 15 years. She wrote that during her first three years she had a service dog. Her service dog picked up dropped items, opened doors and even stood still and was a solid “brace” the woman could use to help pull herself up off the floor after falling.
But I wonder, once a pALS’ symptoms progress even more – – is the service dog still helpful – – or will it become a burden for the caregiver?
Do you have a service dog or plan to acquire one? What have been your experiences?
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