Why is ALS Called Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

When a person first hears that they have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, they may be unsure of just what that means. But, when they hear that the disease is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, it becomes more familiar. ALS is a disease that damages nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain, which affects the patient’s ability to move. The disease is progressive, so it gets worse as time goes on. ALS usually strikes when a person is 40 to ... Read more

Compassionate Elderly Care: Helping Memories with Homemade Picture Books

Rockville Center, NY - Compassionate Elderly Care: Picture Books Significant memory loss is not a normal part of the aging process, but for some seniors, cognitive disorders, dementia, and other problems can make remembering even basic things a serious challenge. If your aging parents have difficulty remembering names, seem to struggle coming up with words, or are showing other signs of significant memory problems, making managing this memory loss part of your elderly care plan.  It will help your elderly parents exercise ... Read more