Dementia in ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Topic Guide

Dementia in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig Disease) 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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