For Newly Diagnosed
One of the most common questions of those recently diagnosed with ALS and those in their care circles is, “How do I live with this disease?” While there are no easy answers, there are resources available.
We’re dedicated to providing you and your loved ones with the information and support you need to live a fuller life and to better meet the daily challenges of living with ALS.
Read about how best to prepare yourself, your home and your personal care network for the road ahead, keeping in mind that you’re not alone in this journey.
For Military Veterans
For unknown reasons, veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces are more likely to develop ALS than people who didn’t serve in the military. We’re dedicated to providing resources that will improve the lives of military veterans living with ALS and funding research that will help us understand the link between military service and ALS.
Living With ALS
While we search aggressively for treatments and a cure for ALS, The ALS Association is committed to helping people battling the disease to live their lives to the fullest.
It’s important to remember that whether you’ve been diagnosed with ALS or are caring for someone with the disease, you don’t have to face it alone. The ALS Association makes it our mission to ensure that you have all the tools and support at your disposal when necessary.
There are great rewards to being a caregiver for your loved one with ALS. But without adequate help and support, the stress of caregiving can leave a caregiver vulnerable to a wide range of physical and emotional difficulties. The ALS Association has numerous resources available for ALS caregivers.
My ALS Journey™
ALS follows no predictable path and adheres to no set timeline. Planning ahead helps to alleviate some of the chaos of change, but how do you know what to plan for or what questions to ask? My ALS Journey™ is an interactive, web-based tool that allows people living with ALS to take control of their journey with the disease.