Table of contents for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Robert G.Miller, Deborah Gelinas, Patricia O'Connor.

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Contents
Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Lewis P. Rowland, MD
Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii
Section 1: Introduction
1. What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2. The Diagnosis of ALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
3. Clinical Trials and Finding New Drugs for ALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Section 2:Managing the Symptom of ALS
4. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
5. Quality of Life and Psychosocial Issues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
6. Treating the Symptoms of ALS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
7. Nutrition and Swallowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Alycia Chu, MS, RD
8. Speech, Communication, and Computer Access . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Amy Roman, MS, CCC-SLP
9. Staying Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
10. Breathing and Sleeping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
11. Thinking and Behavioral Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Susan Woolley Levine, PhD
12. Palliative Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Section 3: Resources
13. Finding a Cure and Improving Living with ALS:
How the ALS Association Helps Patients and Families . . . . . . . 179
Mary Lyon
14. The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), ALS Division . . . 197
Ronald J. Schenkenberger
15. Negotiating the Insurance Maze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
With Dorothy E. Northrop, MSW, MCSW
Section 4: Appendix
Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Popular works.