Check It Out: Navigating Life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on September 15, 2017 # Health

New in the PRC Library …

Navigating Life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis by Mark B. Bromberg, MD, PhD, FAAN and Diane Banks Bromberg, JD. New York: American Academy of Neurology, 2017.

According to the authors, “the main purpose of both the Neurology Now Book series and the Neurology Now magazine from the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation is to focus on the needs of people with neurologic disorders.” The majority of people with neurologic disorders have ventured into unchartered territory in their lives and this book will help them through.

This book is for ALS patients, caregivers and family members and is meant to help them obtain a better understanding of what Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis truly is and what it means to be diagnosed with ALS. The book is in Q&A format and questions range from “why the name ALS?” to “How can I stop muscle twitches?”. Throughout the eighteen chapters of this book, anything you ever wanted to know, ask or needed confirmation about related to ALS is in this book. The book covers the span of ALS from first diagnosis to progression and end stages.

Navigating Life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis starts off with a question; if you know more about your neurologic condition, will you do better than if you know less? The answer is that individuals who are more knowledgeable do have better outcomes.

A copy of this book can be checked out from the Paralysis Resource Center’s Library.

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