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Gifts for a Loved One with ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It typically begins gradually and symptoms can vary from person to person. Some will initially have trouble holding an object or occasional stumble, while others experience a change in the vocal pitch or slurring of words.
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Gifts for Someone with Parkinson’s Disease

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease start slowly. Often, individuals will just feel a slight tremor in one of their hands. But the symptoms of the progressive nervous system disorder develop into more serious tremors, stiff muscles, and poor balance and eventually cause difficulty standing, walking, speaking, and eating.