Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - Topic Overview
As you make these choices, keep in mind that what's right for one
person with ALS may not feel right for another. It's also okay to revisit your choices throughout the course of the disease. You may change your mind over time. Be sure to talk
about your treatment options and share your concerns with your doctor.
You may want to put your health care choices in writing. This is called
advance directive or a
living will. It gives you control over your own
medical care when you can't make decisions or speak for yourself. You may also
want to choose a friend or family member to speak for you. This is called a
durable power of attorney. Making these plans ahead of
time will help make sure that your health care choices are followed.