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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Families

3rd Edition
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD, Demos Medical Publishing, 2009

Publication on Overview of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis:
This important book covers every aspect of living with ALS, from clinical features of the disease to an overview of symptom management to understanding its diagnosis. Major sections deal with overseeing medical care and rehabilitation, living with ALS, the disease's advanced phase, end-of-life issues, and resources. Extensively revised and rewritten, this edition contains new chapters on the latest approaches to treating ALS symptoms, the use of noninvasive ventilators, multidisciplinary team care, new guidelines being developed by the American Academy of Neurology for patients with ALS, the use of riluzole (Rilutek), and more.

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal

Rachel Naomi Remen, Riverhead Books, 1997

Close to the Bone: Life-Threatening Illness and the Search for Meaning

Jean Shinoda Bolen, Touchstone Books, 1998

Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow

Judith Viorst, Ballantine Books, 1986

Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who is Seriously Ill

Cappy Caposella, Sheila Warnock, and Sukie Miller, Fireside Books, 1995

Taking Charge: Overcoming the Challenges of Long-Term Illness

Irene Pollin and Susan K. Golant, Times Books, 1994

Mainstay: The Well-Spouse of the Chronically Ill

Maggie Strong, Bradford Books, 1997

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