Appreciating the Family Caregivers Who Share Our Joys and Challenges

Appreciating the Family Caregivers Who Share Our Joys and Challenges

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Appreciating the Family Caregivers Who Share Our Joys and Challenges

When I learned I had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), my whole world changed. My husband’s world changed, too, as he suddenly found himself in the role of being my caregiver. For some ALS patients and caregivers, the new responsibilities that follow a diagnosis begin almost immediately. Ours followed a slower transition. Over the next year, my ALS symptoms caused me to give up cooking, doing laundry, driving, and running errands by myself. My husband stepped…

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