Maintaining Relationships during an ALS Journey
Monday, February 27, 2017
Patients diagnosed with ALS and their families experience many challenges, changes, and decisions on their journey with ALS. However, one issue that is often overlooked is the special relationship between the patient and his or her life partner. As a patient’s illness progresses, the partner’s caregiving role and responsibilities increase; these changes in each person’s roles, responsibilities, and abilities directly affect the couple’s relationship. During this presentation, Beth Barrett, MSW, LCSW, CT, will address the challenges in marital and committed relationships of patients with ALS, as well as tips and suggestions for maintaining a healthy, vibrant, and connected partnership.
Through this presentation, participants will:
Winter Safety Considerations in ALS
Using Technology To Create A Family Keepsake
How DME/Assistive Technology Benefits Caregivers
Decreasing The Work of Breathing in ALS
Driving Considerations in ALS
Adequate Nutrition in ALS
Genetic Counseling: Who, What, Where, When
Durable Medical Equipment for People With ALS
Home Modification for Safety and Comfort
Traveling Successfully with ALS
Rapid Access Communication Tools
Using Technology to Create a Family Keepsake
The Benefits of Professional Home Health Care
Speech and Swallowing for People with ALS
Accessing Your iPad with a Switch
Adaptive Vehicle in ALS
"Nutrition in ALS"
"Google Glass, The Future of Assistive Technology"
"Understanding Communication Challenges Associated with ALS"
"Using Technology to Create Family Keepsakes"
"How Caregivers Can Benefit from Assistive Technology"
"Equipment Designed for Safe Transfers and Effective Mobility"
"iPads for People with ALS"
"Home Modification without a Contractor"
"Turning Your Existing Home into a Smart Home"
"Travel Tips for Those Diagnosed with ALS"
"Adequate Nutrition and Feeding Tubes in ALS"
"Communication Options for People with ALS and FTD"