ALS support groups provide an excellent opportunity to connect with others who understand what you are experiencing on a daily basis.
Support groups can give you a new perspective on your situation. They are a place to share, learn, and realize that you are not alone. If you feel hesitant, you can try attending once to see if it is for you.
At support groups, you can:
Guest speakers often stop by to address topics like mobility, chewing, swallowing, respiratory concerns, and coping strategies.
The ALS Association hosts free monthly support groups across the country for people with ALS, caregivers, and loved ones. Meetings often last 90 minutes or more. Each group is facilitated by a qualified leader who can offer advice and provide accurate and information.