Genes involved in ALS may create toxic cells that damage the cell of the motor cortex – the area most damaged by the disease.
Word-Finding: it is the ability to call to mind, automatically, seamlessly and with lightening speed, exactly the right words to express all of our infinite thoughts. It is an amazing, universal, but not fully-understood process. It is taken for granted; until of course, it doesn’t work.
This past holiday season, Shani Pitts, a resident of Pine Hill, NJ, and her family celebrated the fact that with the help of her care team, she was defying the odds of her original diagnosis.