In-Home Support Can Help ALS Patients Better Manage Their Symptoms
A highly skilled and compassionate Amada caregiver can make a difference in the qualify of life and mental outlook for an ALS patient.
The signs and symptoms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, can include tripping, dropping things, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, decreased muscle tone, muscle cramping, twitching, or rigidity. It’s a slow-moving disease, and if ALS is present in a senior, early symptoms are often mistakenly attributed to simple aging. But the insidious, progressive disease does not limit its victims to the elderly. No matter what the age group, having assistance in the form of a highly skilled, compassionate caregiver can make a marked difference in a patient’s outlook and quality of life.
Amada caregivers are special. They are trained, dedicated, and motivated to help manage the care of individuals with ALS at most any stage of the disease. Illness doesn’t have to entirely restrict the kind of lifestyle someone is used to living, especially when continued pursuit of certain activities will lift the spirit, which many believe has a positive mind-body connection.
Gardening? Reading? Baking? Going to the mall or out for ice cream? A caregiver can facilitate this and more, providing humor, motivation, and encouragement at a challenging time.