Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Topic Guide
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease): Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a nervous system disorder that progressively reduces the sufferer's ability to contol movement. The disease is marked by lost of strength, the ability to write, walk and ultimately talk and breath. Most people with ALS die in five years after diagnosis.
Dementia in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig Disease) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) affects the voluntary nervous system that causes muscles to weaken, leading progressively to paralysis and death, usually within five years of the first symptoms. ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, usually doesn't cause cognitive impairment, but is sometimes accompanied by dementia due to destruction of cells in the frontal lobe of the brain.
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